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The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part IV)

Rex Pickett | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

When you're contracted to write a novel for a traditional publisher you are not covered by any union. None, to my knowledge, exists. There is a standard clause in every contract with a publisher that terrifyingly says, "Upon acceptance of manuscript."

The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part III)

Rex Pickett | Posted 06.20.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

With money running out, and galvanized by getting the unofficial go-ahead from Strone, I started writing the Sideways sequel with renewed hope; hell, renewed fervor. Little did I know that Pavlin/Knopf were apparently already plotting behind my back.