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MySpace Book Canceled!

April 22nd, 2008 (02:25 pm)
current mood: stunned

Eeek! My editor just told me that the publisher has canceled the book about MySpace that I've been working frantically to finish writing by the end of the month. The Powers That Be reconsidered the topic in light of the fact that online communities can be risky for children in the age group at which the book would be aimed. They fear that publishing a book about MySpace could encourage children who are not of an appropriate age to join the community and be exposed to pedophiles, or something.

I am getting a kill fee for the book, at least.

On one hand, I'm upset that I've wasted a lot of time over the last few months on something that's just not going to happen. On the other hand, I am breathing easier about my schedule for the next week. Trying to stay positive....

 

Comments

Posted by: Lawrence M. Schoen (klingonguy)
Posted at: April 22nd, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)

Perhaps you can take the book you've written (or all but written) and find a new market for it?

Surely there are other kids' books publishers.

Posted by: Tim W. Burke (timwb)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)

Sucks!

Is Lawrence right? Could there be another market?

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