[DWJ] Remember me?

Kait Bessing kait.bessing at comhem.se
Sun Dec 23 16:29:02 EST 2007


Judith, sorry about the spam.

It was an automatic mail sent out by a newly installed Spamfighter programme 
to all my contacts, so obviously you were still on my list.

I had not expected the programme to do this, or I would not have installed 
it.

Sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused!

Kait

Judith Ridge wrote:
> Greetings!
>
> I have not posted to the list been one of those years. However, 2007
> draws (thankfully) to a close, and I
> find myself clearing the decks and re-engaging Kait's post, whose
> name appeared on my radar twice this week, first as a
> sham spam at a work address and then here on the DWJ list. (I assume
> the
> sham spam came because I was once on the Girls Own list, from whence I
> recognise Kait¹s name, and some robo-troll finally picked up the
> connection...)
>
> I have a question regarding a recent DWJ post, from which I quote
> below:
>
>>> By the way, Diana is currently incandescent in a mild sort of way
>>> about an illustrator who seems to think s/he is entitled to 50% of
>>> the royalties on a book s/he did drawings for; a counter-offer of
>>> 12% seems slightly more like it, given that the words came first
>>> and the illustrations wouldn't have happened at all without them...
>
>
> My question: is the book in question a novel or picture book? I assume
> novel, because as far as I know, DWJ has only published one picture
> book
> (Yes, Dear) and the genre is really not her stock in trade. If the
> book in
> question is a novel with chapter illustrations, then 50% of royalties
> is
> entirely unrealistic on the illustrator¹s part. However, if it¹s a
> picture
> book, then 50% of royalties is the the standard arrangement.
>
> While I¹m here, may I direct you to my blog entry about my new job,
> which
> may be of interest to at least one or two of you:
>
> http://www.misrule.com.au/s9y/index.php?/archives/228-Dancing-the-Lobster-Qu
> adrille.html
>
> Finally, before I go, is anyone else regretting recommending the
> (currently-screening-on-Australian-TV) mini-series of Hogfather to
> their
> largely-non-reader teenage nephew in the hope he might be attracted to
> Pratchett¹s novels only to discover the mini-series is regrettably
> dour and
> unfunny and unlikely to encourage an interest in reading in anyone?
> And
> simultaneously bitterly grieving Pratchett¹s recent announcement of
> his
> Alzheimer¹s diagnosis...
>
> Cheers,
>
> Judith
>
>
> --
> Judith Ridge
> My blog: http://www.misrule.com.au/s9y/
> My website: http://www.misrule.com.au 




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