Originally Posted by EileenG
This is a Big Six publisher who have approached me and asked me to write an erotic novel that will blow 50 Shades away. They want it before the end of August, so it can be on the shelves before Christmas and are offering an advance of $5000.
That helps clarify. Given the conditions, it sounds a bit low to me. That is typical of a "never head of before author" advance. I'd probably ask them to at least double it, particularly due to the time-frame and the fact that you seem to be gaining some traction as an author.
And of course, you should be sure you are happy with that as the only money you'll make from it and with the amount of work required to meet the deadline.
I also would suspect they are also soliciting others with the same proposal.