The Down Side of Signing a Book Contract 

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I agree with this writer, we spend a lot of time talking about how to get published and not enough time about what to do after you sign a contract with a book publisher.

This author got into hot water thinking she had made it; she signed with one of the big 5 publishers and then another publisher. She got a nice, big advance and was working hard on her craft. What is so bad about that? I’d be excited too. I’d have thought I’d made it too! But she tells us what happened next.

Source: How To Lose A Third Of A Million Dollars Without Really Trying

Are these reasons to avoid traditional publishing. Mostly, I’d say no. But it does help you understand how the traditional book world works, and if you end up signing a contract that is associated with an any kind of an advance, you…

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  1. Clicked through and read this – definitely a cautionary tale. The reality of writing, even when contracted to one of the ‘big five’, is that it’s pure gigging. I wrote many books for Penguin Random House (individually for each, and then after they amalgamated) and it was a succession of one-offs in which I was only as marketable as the sales of my last book. Sales targets dictated when a title would be pulped.

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