But can I get a cut of the action figure sales?

No advance, no hard edits, but Macmillan will publish your novel and give you 20%. I say if someone's stupid enough to publish a young author without serious edits ("freelance"? pah!) then they deserve whatever they get.

1 comment:

Lila said...

But it's not the publisher who's going to pay the price when a book fails, right? The whole point of this scheme is that all the risk is shifted to the author. Macmillan UK will do essentially no marketing for these books, and presumably will print them in very limited runs. And they didn't say they'll publish the books w/out editing, they just said that the author will have to bear the costs for that service.

All around, sounds like Macmillan only stands to gain from this preposterous enterprise.