The Ugly Truth about the Big Book Deals #writing #amwriting #writerlife #writerproblems


So totally agree that book deals to celebrities are not fair, but as my Mom used to say, “Who ever told you life is fair?” My other comment on the subject is that they “celebrities, politicians, etc.” can break every writing rule in the book, but let us put one stupid comma in the wrong place or capitalize when we should italic, and POW, into the slush pile. I know Mom, quit whining.

meyer-600After reading the news that John Scalzi, a Science Fiction author, just signed a deal with Tor Books for 13 books worth $3.4 Million dollars, it got me thinking about book advances.

Now, before I go any further, one thing you ought to know about me is that I’m far from an envious person. It’s just never really been in my nature. People have things that I don’t, so what. I mean, I have things that others don’t, too, so what does it matter? We all have different lives, different wants, needs, and different beliefs of what will make us happy in our years on this earth. So why should I care if someone wants to fill theirs with things I don’t, or necessarily, can’t.

Seems like a waste of emotions, really.

But, back to my point. It’s not too often you read about an author getting an advance for such…

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