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Divia
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Postby Divia » Thu September 4th, 2008, 9:03 pm

Well I'm glad they didnt take her money away. Its nice to see she will still get a book published though. As for RH I hope that the Langum Trust contiunes to blacklist them, at least for the year.
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Fri September 5th, 2008, 4:20 pm

The latest news is here.

Hmph. I emailed a friend (and told my husband) on Wednesday night that I bet that the publisher of the OJ book was the one who snagged it, but that I hoped it wasn't.

Link edited because the news is official now.
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LCW
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Postby LCW » Sat September 6th, 2008, 3:51 pm

"MLE" wrote:I just noticed that Random House let her keep the $100K advance they already paid, even though they cancelled the contract and won't get a penny back. Now I'm not feeling quite so sorry for the lady --

And she'll probably make buckets on a controversial novel that has immediately gone into foreign distribution. Hmm, not a bad strategy.


I agree! I don't feel sorry for the author as she will make tons more money off this book that she would have otherwise....and I'm glad for that. I'll be one of the first people lining up to buy it. I just have no respect for Random House for caving to extremist ideology and fear!
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat September 6th, 2008, 7:50 pm

Well I'm glad its offical and I'm glad its coming out. I have a feeling the amazon reviews will be interesting!
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LCW
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Postby LCW » Sun September 7th, 2008, 12:32 am

Yeah, I'm half expecting the book to be bad since I'm all psyched to buy it after this hoopla.
Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Sun September 7th, 2008, 11:34 pm

Looks like they're keeping the original cover art - there's a press release now at http://www.beaufortbooks.com.

See also the book's new website at http://www.jewelofmedinabook.com, though there isn't much there yet.

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Mon September 8th, 2008, 1:33 am

thats interesting that they are keeping the cover art. I didnt know they could do that. hmmm.

Does this mean the author gets paid again? Or is it just royalties from this new publishers?
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Mon September 8th, 2008, 1:51 am

I'm guessing the new publisher had to pay for the rights to the cover art all over again.

This AP story implies that she will be getting an advance, but not as much as Random House offered - though the royalties are higher with the new publisher.

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Mon September 8th, 2008, 2:07 am

this woman is making out!

She's gonna make a ton off this book!
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 8th, 2008, 2:18 am

I'm guessing it might be made into a movie as well!

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