Saturday, March 15, 2003

Lies, damned lies and publishers' advances

The author Magnus Mills has done a brave and unusual thing. He has told the truth about how much money he was paid as an advance for his first book, The Restraint of Beasts. It was apparently £10,000, which is rather less than the figure widely reported at the time – a million in one newspaper, £1.1m in another.
· Message MisHeard: Advance for a Dance [Independent]