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(The Smoking Gun)   Hachette Books wants their advance money back from author who didn't complete hatchet job on A-Rod   (thesmokinggun.com) divider line 8
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2012-12-21 11:06:34 AM
I had a friend who was published through Hachette. Their first contract was kinda okay but the second one had little hidden gems like "We own exclusive rights to YOUR NAME and you aren't allowed to publish anything else with your name on it anywhere ever."

She dropped them like a hot potato. She's at Tor now and they treat her fine.

I guess what I'm saying is "fark Hachette."
 
2012-12-21 01:05:36 PM
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2012-12-21 01:29:10 PM
It would now have to be a book about a man falling apart from Steroid and HGH abuse.
 
2012-12-21 03:23:22 PM
Forget this. That Favor Hamilton story on the sidebar was just weird.
 
2012-12-21 04:08:45 PM
What did Legolas' horse do to deserve a hatchet job?
 
2012-12-21 06:03:57 PM
Let me see if I understand this based on the facts as given in the article.

1. In September 2006, sign a contract agreeing to complete a book on the Yankees by March 2008.

2. Receive $550,000 advance on the $1.5 million total.

3. Miss the March 2008 deadline.

4. In October 2009, a year and a half after the original deadline had passed, change the subject of the book to A-Rod and agree to complete this book by February 2010.

5. Miss the February 2010 deadline.

6. In September 2011, three and a half years after the first deadline and a year and a half after the second deadline, be shocked that the publisher wants its money back.
 
2012-12-22 02:36:42 AM
Cramer is a decent writer. It seems like an easy enough project to finish. Cramer is an avid Yankee fan which makes me suspect that he discovered some really unsavory things about A-Rod and can't bring himself to commit it to paper. Yankee fans are in total denial about their team's dark side.. The author who wrote the truth about Mickey Mantle being a lush and rake who took years off his career through his lousy personal habits received death threats from Yankee fans!
 
2012-12-22 07:32:36 PM

Delawheredad: The author who wrote the truth about Mickey Mantle being a lush and rake who took years off his career through his lousy personal habits received death threats from Yankee fans!


Nuh uh! It was DiMaggio's fault that Mick wrenched his knee!
 
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