09/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Authors May Have To Meet Deadlines As Publishing Suffers Through Downturn

But as book sales fall and publishing houses look for ways to cut costs, many literary agents are growing increasingly worried that publishers looking to trim their lists will start holding authors to deadlines and using lateness as an occasion to renegotiate advances and, in some cases, terminate contracts altogether.

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