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Co-author sought

By Kerces 8 July 2008 8

Spotted today on Seek: someone in Canberra looking for a co-author for their book.

The ad describes the work as “a remarkable novel” and they are looking for someone to work part time from home for about a year for a negotiable salary.

Their only requirement is that you have writing experience.

One wonders what conflicts might arise from someone obviously passionate about their work trying to bring in a partner on the project.

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NickD 1:22 pm 09 Jul 08

Smackbang said :

It ‘shoulds’ like you should volunteer, NickD.

Erm, yes. I hate how this site doesn’t let you edit your posts.

Aurelius 11:09 am 09 Jul 08

Who wants to bet this is a spam message from a “vanity publishing” firm?

Eirlys 9:56 am 09 Jul 08

I know someone that got caught out by someone like this who took their ideas and their writing disappeared into the ether and was never heard of again. So I wouldn’t trust this sort of adertisement at all.

fnaah 9:23 am 09 Jul 08

“contractual part time role” – sounds like the co-author will be contracted out of any profit/IP right.

Also sounds like someone has a “great idea” for a novel, but either can’t be bothered actually writing, or has the worst case of writer’s block ever.

S4anta 8:44 am 09 Jul 08

i wonder how they are going to deal with the IP issues of this if an experienced writer comes to the table.

Smackbang 10:49 pm 08 Jul 08

It ‘shoulds’ like you should volunteer, NickD.

I-filed 9:45 pm 08 Jul 08

They should be prepared to pay $65-$85 an hour …

NickD 8:37 pm 08 Jul 08

It shoulds like they’re looking for a ghost writer.

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