May 20th, 2007

flames

The Evil Empire?

It appears Simon & Schuster wants to replace Microsoft as the most hated company in America. They recently instituted a change in their boilerplate contracts making it virtually impossible for the rights to a book they publish ever to revert to the author. Response has been less than enthusiastic. The Author's Guild is up in arms. The PPW list serve had a link to this story on Publishers Weekly. If anything, the agents sound madder than the authors.

What were S&S thinking? And this in the same week Miss Snark announced she is (sob) retiring. The world seems a harder place somehow!