|Big name authors = big advances|
Just popping my head back in the door of the blog. I'll be back again soon; hopefully more regularly! : )
In the meantime, an interesting article from 'The Age' about authors who take advances but don't deliver the books that they're contracted to write. If you're a well-known celebrity, you can often score yourself a substantial advance on a book.
But in more a more competitive book market, publishers are focussing on the business of making money and have to recoup their losses. I wonder what the ratio is between famous people not delivering on their promises, compared to all the hard-working writers out there trying to actually earn a crust from writing, and who do the right thing?