advances


Authors Dissatisfied with Publisher Relationships

Publishers Marketplace recently provided a flood of statistics on author/publisher relationships.  Surprising to me, half the author respondents expressed dissatisfaction with their respective publishers.  It must be mentioned, however, that the poll was potentially skewed. While Writer’s Digest sponsored the survey, 40 percent of the author respondents were from Hugh […]


One of the Biggest Missteps in Publishing History–Missing an Advance by $8 Million

Time and again I’ve written that there’s virtually nothing about writing or the publishing industry that’s chiseled in stone. If Charles Frazier’s purported $3 million advance for his fourth novel doesn’t exemplify my contention, I don’t know what does.  Mr. Frazier holds the dubious distinction of writing a book that […]