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The genesis for today’s column by Andrew Chapman was a discussion on Facebook a couple weeks ago, initiated by +Lisa Gus. It involved a para-fantasy fiction author, L. J. Smith, who’d been “fired” by her publisher, HarperCollins.

To add insult to injury, the publisher was replacing her for the remainder of her multi-book deal with a ghostwriter.

Wow.

On the face of it, the situation seems unthinkable and a full-fledged injustice. But feelings aside, a deeper examination of the circumstances bore out that no foul play had occurred.
Read on at: http://curiosityquills.com/work-for-hire-other-publishing-contract-pitfalls/
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