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shelsant

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 3:05 PM   in response to: golem2b in response to: golem2b
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Are you joking?
lovelylace1979

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 3:22 PM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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Oh wow! This is fabulous news! You must be so
thrilled! Yes, yes, bite the publishers hand off! I
had a quick peek at your 'look inside' and can see
why you're going to be snapped up! Totally awesome!
And ALL that advance! I'm so pleased for you! We
had a notification on FB today about how Trad pubs
were only offering about 3/4K to authors over here -
UK! So this is tremendous, inspiring stuff! Am I
jealous? Just a little!

Who's the publisher? Is it one of the big six?
Think you're on your way!


Hi there,
As soon as I get the contract in the mail and have my lawyer read over it and sign it, you all will be the second ones I tell. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping there aren't any crazy terms in this thing. LOL

As far as telling Mr Tarentino, I have a small role in his move Django Unchained, I've been working with him almost two months now and have a few more months of working with him left. I don't ever mention my books though. I will make MORE money with my small role in his movie than with the book proposal but maybe one day I'll have the courage to mention them.

Lovely
lovelylace1979

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 3:26 PM   in response to: golem2b in response to: golem2b
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Ahem . . .

seriously . . . folks?

Think about this for one moment . . .

[i]Wolf! Wolf! Wolf![/i]

LOL ;-)

First it was delusions of persecution, remember?

Now delusions of grandeur.

Both are cries for attention and help . . .

I hope she gets it.


Really dude? I don't have to lie what could I possibly get out of that? I am doing well as is. I am an actress too honey! I make more acting than I do with my books so why in the world would I lie about something like that. Wow the nerve!
lovelylace1979

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 3:34 PM   in response to: sharidale in response to: sharidale
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I'm gonna have my lawyer look over it. It does sound a bit too good to be true. I will definitely go for it if there aren't any crazy stuff in the fine print. :)
1001nightspress

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 3:39 PM   in response to: lovelylace1979 in response to: lovelylace1979
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Did you go through an agent?

Also, throw the name of the publisher out here, and see if anyone's heard anything good or bad about them.

I highly recommend this book http://www.amazon.com/The-Writers-Legal-Companion-Complete/dp/073820031X for understanding and negotiating contracts, although if you've already got a lawyer, I assume that would be sufficient too. But given that a lawyer is going to run you a few hundred dollars an hour for a publishing contract, if you do some advance work so you know what your questions are, you might be able to save an hour and a few $100's.
achcrivens

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 3:44 PM   in response to: lovelylace1979 in response to: lovelylace1979
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Lovely, you are a very talented writer, the publishing company wouldn't have made you an offer if you weren't. Just write the same way you've always written. You write well because of who you are, and that's who the publisher wants, so don't try to be someone else now that your talent has been recognized by a publisher.
davidteves

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 3:56 PM   in response to: lovelylace1979 in response to: lovelylace1979
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Congragulations! Can you tell me the secret of getting 32 reviews on a book just published in February? That's amazing!
lovelylace1979

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 4:06 PM   in response to: davidteves in response to: davidteves
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I could tell you, [i]but then I'd have to kill you[/i]. Just Kidding.

I bit off a big hunk of that manure sandwich that we all have to eat, but unlike most I didn't spit it out. I took the good and the bad that came with it.

I truly don't have a secret. I just never stop talking about my books, well sometimes.
shelsant

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 4:26 PM   in response to: lovelylace1979 in response to: lovelylace1979
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I don't promote enough. I'm scared people will tag me for spamming.
charlielange

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 4:34 PM   in response to: lovelylace1979 in response to: lovelylace1979
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I was on set with some of the actors in Hitcher a few years back, mainly during the "Gas Station - Raining" scene where the attendant asks them if they'd ever tried milking a donkey.

A dime-a-dozen actor who I will not mention was talking for hours about how he couldn't understand that nobody was buying his $120 designer jeans, and that his agent had been talking to Tarantino about his personal 'film project'.. I haven't seen it yet.

Your story remind me of that.. It's great to be optimistic. I wish more people could be.
lovelylace1979

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 4:54 PM   in response to: charlielange in response to: charlielange
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I was on set with some of the actors in Hitcher a few
years back, mainly during the "Gas Station - Raining"
scene where the attendant asks them if they'd ever
tried milking a donkey.

A dime-a-dozen actor who I will not mention was
talking for hours about how he couldn't understand
that nobody was buying his $120 designer jeans, and
that his agent had been talking to Tarantino about
his personal 'film project'.. I haven't seen it yet.

Your story remind me of that.. It's great to be
optimistic. I wish more people could be.


I missed your point. I'm sure there was one in there somewhere but it completely blew over my head. Do you mind breaking that down for me please?
scribblr

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 5:05 PM   in response to: lovelylace1979 in response to: lovelylace1979
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[i]I don't know if I am getting happy for nothing or if this is something to truly jump for joy about.[/i]

Congratulations. I hope that the deal is a good one and that the second book is hugely successful. :-)

One thing to watch out for - With eBooks and PODs being offered by publishers, books never go out of print anymore, so it's important to stipulate exactly how long (in years) the publisher owns the rights. I was recently offered a contract where the term was 'through the end of copyright' which means I would never get the rights back. The publisher would own the rights until the book passed into Public Domain.

Now some people would say, 'What's wrong with that, as long as you always get the 25% of net promised in the contract, you're making money?' Consider this scenario- the publisher decides to use the book as a freebie to draw people to it's other books after a few years. When the book is free, 25% of net is- you guessed it, nothing. I assume that since you're an actress, your lawyer is familiar with entertainment contracts. If he/she isn't, get an entertainment lawyer to go over the contract before you sign.

Good luck.
lovelylace1979

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 5:25 PM   in response to: scribblr in response to: scribblr
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Thanks a bunch!
martitalbott

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 5:31 PM   in response to: lovelylace1979 in response to: lovelylace1979
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I am very excited for you, WAY TO GO! Lovely.
robethpublishin...

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Re: A publishing company offered me a $15,000 advance for the sequel
Posted: May 24, 2012 5:41 PM   in response to: lovelylace1979 in response to: lovelylace1979
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Congrats!
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