Q:Okay, asking a publishing industry question... But is there any kind of standard as to how long it takes a pub company to actually cut and mail advance checks? My contracts have been in for a few weeks and I haven't asked my agent yet (I hate appearing high maintenance over nitpicky things). I'm trying to be patient but I'm nearly finished with edits already! Any advice?
Hi Anonymous. First off: EXCITING!!! Your first ontracts!! :D
Second off: A few weeks is hardly anything to worry about. So far, with the 2 different publishers I’ve worked with, it has taken anywhere from a month to 2 months before payment appears in the bank (this includes my payment on signing, my payment after delivery, my payment after publication). Publishing ain’t known for being prompt.
That said, you should definitely ask your agent for a time frame, and do NOT worry about appearing high maintenance. Oh my goodness, asking when you’re getting paid is a totally legitimate. Plus, your agent shouldn’t care if you’re high maintenance or not. Quite frankly, it’s her job to represent you and you’re paying her. Now, when it comes to your editor—with him/her you definitely don’t want to seem the diva. ;) But with your agent, just be yourself.
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Yeah, I might have watched a movie and gotten kind of mad.
This is seriously a trope I’d love to never see again though.
the lego movie
now that I’ve learned I can’t unsee it
The more I think about it, I am not so sure I want a Black Widow movie any more.
Um, not Pacific Rim. They were equals. He was brought back into the program. But it sucks reading this because it’s true.