Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another Step Down the Road

From the article in eReads: 

New language in the termination provision of the Harper’s boilerplate gives them the right to cancel a contract if “Author’s conduct evidences a lack of due regard for public conventions and morals, or if Author commits a crime or any other act that will tend to bring Author into serious contempt, and such behavior would materially damage the Work’s reputation or sales.” The consequences? Harper can terminate your book deal. Not only that, you’ll have to repay your advance. Harper may also avail itself of “other legal remedies” against you.

I can only think of one thing to say to HarperCollins and its owner, Rupert Murdoch:

Fuck you. The horse you rode in on shouldn't turn its back on me, either.


Charlieopera said...

Incredible. Reads like our firm's dress code ... written by the Nurse Ratchets they try to enforce it with.

Sorry to say, this is the kind of shit that makes me root for amazon just a little more every day.

Fuck Rupert Murdoch, yes.

I used to dream about getting published by that outfit way back (long before I actually was published) because I cleaned their fucking windows at 10 E. 53rd Street ... now I don't feel so bad about when I had to wizz and didn't feel like using their toilets ...

pattinase (abbott) said...