[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
Message-ID: <576F2B74A34E584AA173B40D1A8914C336C7C7E0_at_NMSMAIL01.nms2k.int>

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.

Bon chance!

Peter Davidson
Senior Curator of Minerals

National Museums Collection Centre
242 West Granton Road
00 44 131 247 4283
p.davidson at nms.ac.uk

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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
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Subject: [meteorite-list] book about french meteorites / bad news

Hello everybody,

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.

Pierre-Marie Pel?
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