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Demante Smith

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Dumping your scifi publisher
« on: March 27, 2010, 03:13:40 AM »
There's a very interesting story over at http://www.genreality.net/breaking-up-is-hard-to-do-choosing-to-leave-a-publisher by Carrie Vaughn about how this author dumped her publisher, Grand Central, to move to Tor with her dark urban fantasy novels.

Basically, it was all over a non-competition clause.

This type of move normally happens in the shadows as no author wants to bad mouth their old publisher in case they get seen as a troublemaker - not that Carrie does this here, she sounds very reasoned.

Carrie is a bestseller, of course, and has more pull than most, so was able to cut a better deal with Tor (Tor are a bit of a factory... throw books out, sees what sticks, so this might not suit all authors).

V. interesting!

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Dumping your scifi publisher
« on: March 27, 2010, 03:13:40 AM »