[DWJ] Re-Not writing ones own books

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Wed Jun 14 20:36:24 EDT 2006


On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 12:25:34PM -0400, deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
>On Wed, 14 Jun 2006, Irina Rempt wrote:
>|As it was, mine was even more successful; I was stupid at the time to 
>|take a lump sum for it instead of insisting on royalties.
>That's what I did with 10 chapters of Hardware Hacking. Shall we
>say it was not a financially wise decision?

I think I ended up with about three chapters in, erm, a book about
programming perl to use databases. I got no credit at all, basically
because the publisher wanted to conceal the fact that their contracted
author couldn't get the job done, but lots of money.

R



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