Mind, Body, and Spirit - the pub biz
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 98 14:00:19 -0800
Subject: Mind, Body, and Spirit - the pub biz
Forwarded-by: Nichael Lynn Cramer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
...Tara McCarthy, author of "Been There, Haven't Done That: A Virgin's
Memoir," has an unusual clause in her contract with Warner Books. It
stipulates that she remain "virginal in mind, body and spirit" until
publication date. Otherwise, McCarthy, 26, has to return her advance.
from the "Bookmaking" column, Boston Globe, 4Jan98
quoting the "Authors Guild Bulletin"
[Do you suppose that quote is accurate? Would a publisher screw up the serial
comma in that list? Maybe they don't waste copyeditors on contracts... -psl]
© 1998 Peter Langston