How important is it to meet your publisher’s deadline for turning in a manuscript? Often the publisher will give some leeway, but you have to keep in mind that your book is just one in a line-up of books set to go to press. Bumping your book means others also are affected.
Sometimes not meeting you deadline can get you bumped completely off the line-up and could have serious consequences.
Those consequences happened to Adrian Wojnarowski after he failed to meet his deadline for a biography he was writing, according to USA TODAY.
According to the article, which quoted from The NY Post, Wonjnarowski, after missing his August 2007 deadline, had his $400,000 deal slashed to $325,000. Then after missing his final deadline of June 1 (of this year I assume, although neither article stated a year) was told to return his advance of $140,000 and his contract was canceled.
Have you ever missed your publisher’s deadline? If so, what happened?
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