12699322, it sucks really. authors have a very hard time with this|
Posted by astralblak, Wed Jan-14-15 10:37 PM
because one, few authors make GOOD cash off their books selling, so if your book or short story gets optioned for 3-6 years for anywhere from 20-60k how you gunna say no?
two, problem is once your agent signs off on the option the author has very little say so, if any, in how the material is presented in film or tv. Ursula le Guinn just wrote about this in Gawker in relation to how SyFy fucked her book up in terms of how she saw race.
An author some where is gunna have to fight this legally to set i precedent in a way, because right now, most stories will sound like Eddie's here