|10-20-2012, 08:59 AM||#1|
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From Business Rusch: Why writers disappear
I suspect we've all run into the case of an author we like having a bibliography that doesn't make sense; too few books, gaps in the releases, incomplete or unfinished series...
Stuff happens to authors, too.
Over at the Business Rusch website, Ms Rusch has been running a three part discussion on the subject of disappearing authors and the various reasons their output just stops.
Some are obvious, others less so.
But she is pretty comprehensive.
She offers up ten reasons:
It's, as usual for her, an interesting read. Hopefully more writers will pay atention so we don't see more favorites disappear on us. Especially over business reasons.
Diseases and accidents nobody can do much about
(I too was a big fan of LORD DARCY's Randall Garrett) but other reasons like bad contracts are avoidable.
And publishers squatting on out-of-print backlists is just disgusting; if there ever was something for the so-called Authors Guild to address that would be it. (Wishful thinking of course.)
|10-21-2012, 09:43 AM||#3|
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I appreciate the list but it could be condensed.
Also all those reasons are obvious.
Perhaps they intended to be occasional.
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