Author Topic: New York Times Article - Theft of Unpublished Manuscripts  (Read 2098 times)

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New York Times Article - Theft of Unpublished Manuscripts
« on: December 24, 2020, 02:40:07 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/21/books/publishing-manuscripts-phishing-scam.html

"A phishing scam with unclear motive or payoff is targeting authors, agents and editors big and small, baffling the publishing industry."


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Re: New York Times Article - Theft of Unpublished Manuscripts
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2022, 05:00:40 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: New York Times Article - Theft of Unpublished Manuscripts
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2023, 02:56:52 AM »
Whats odd and sends up redflags to me is that Ive seen some agents request the 100% completed copy of a maniscrupt. Today I found an agent that requires that you not only sign a form but found this hidden in myrad of legal babble:

Therefore, you agree to renounce any claim that the Company misappropriated any ideas or
portions of your submission in any future Company productions.


Is this normal?
Aut inveniam viam aut faciam - attributed to General Hannibal