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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin anne.arthur's Avatar
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    Unfortunately, because of subsidiary rights, a lot of contracts can't simply be reverted in total. For example, they sub-contracted 3 of my titles in audio in a ten-year agreement. So Samhain can't grant me those rights in a simple reversion, because those rights are tied up elsewhere. That's part of the reason for the lengthy process for each individual letter (and again, letters that could have been written weeks ago and been ready to send out as of 3/1, but that's a whole other rant).

    The owner is also trying to save her own butt by adding in the "don't sue me" part, because our contracts state we're paid monthly royalties, but her big close-up plan is wait on further payments, collect the last of the royalties owed from various book vendors, and then pay one big check to authors in June/July.

    The whole fiasco is overly complicated and it's making a lot of us nuts waiting on letters that should have freaking gone out last week.
    Quote Originally Posted by cmhbob View Post
    I"m still not understanding what's taking so long on the letters.

    That was the entirety of our rights reversion letter for BT. 70 words. How hard can it be?
    Last edited by anne.arthur; 03-09-2017 at 03:47 AM.
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