[meteorite-list] book about french meteorites / bad news
From: Peter Davidson <P.Davidson_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 07:51:21 +0000
Good Morning Pierre-Marie
This is sad news indeed, and very frustrating since it is due to a legal impediment and not a comment on the strength and quality of the research. Some of my colleagues have suggested self-publishing which is a good idea, but if you are prevented by your contract then you will still run into major legal problems. I assume there is no way to negotiate yourself out of this contract without incurring substantial costs - my daughter is a lawyer and I know from her the difficulty and cost of these types of negotiation. Is there any possibility of using a second or co-author? If your contract specifies you and you alone as author, then maybe a co-author can help to circumvent this problem. Have a talk with your own lawyer and see what they say.
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From: Meteorite-list [mailto:meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com] On Behalf Of Pel? Pierre-Marie via Meteorite-list
Sent: 12 May 2014 19:38
Subject: [meteorite-list] book about french meteorites / bad news
my former editor doesn't believe to the potential of a new book about french meteorites so I decided to write a new one.
As it's on the same subject, my previous contract doesn't allow me to publish it so sadly, there won't be a new book about french meteorites from me unless I find a solution but chances are near zero.
Sorry about that.
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