Dear Miss Snark,
I was informed once I received a contract, the book would not be released for 2 years. I was told this is standard for every book contract. Furthermore, I was told if a writer is published in under 12 months of signing their contract, they are sleeping with someone. This is supposedly also the case if a new author receives more then $20K in advance. Is the publishing world really this corrupt? Are any of these items true?
Thanks for reading.
A humble snarkling ...
None of it is true.
It's possible books don't get published quickly, but I have books coming out this year that I sold last year. And I've seen books get published in six weeks. Not neccesarily really good ones, but still published.
The person telling you this is full of crap.