Originally Posted by charlesatan
I did notice the exaggerations in the original. I assumed that, rather than using a loophole to avoid the demand for return of the advance in a year (I didn't know the contract could have that kind of loophole), that the publisher told her to go away--"we're not going to publish your book if you're going to be this hostile to us and our marketing plan." Which also sounded unlikely, but not impossible.
I caught the "85% of books are sold at Amazon," and assumed that was just unsupported hype.
The main lesson I got from Trunk's article was, "demand that your publisher explain *their* side of the marketing plan; don't just tell them how you'll be using your blog for their profit."