STATUS: Off to Italy tomorrow but I will try and blog.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? TELL ME WHAT by Fine Young Cannibals
To give you a real rant. Today I found out that Penguin is no longer sending out final contracts electronically in locked PDF.
Why? Because some unethical agent decided to tamper with the e-lock and then make unauthorized changes in the contract before sending on to a client for signing.
Now the rest of us have to go back to the stone age of having things mailed (unbelievable!) to us.
Unethical agent, I want to hunt you down and slap you upside the head.
Now, I have argued with Penguin to create an “approved agents list.” I’m sure there are many agents like me who have more than proven that we don’t contract tamper and can be trusted with a locked electronic PDF for final contract.
I’m so annoyed by this, I can barely type. And other publishers, please don’t take this step backwards. There is a lot of technology out there that could resolve this issue. Use it. Going back to snail mail is costly—and I do mean in actual dollars.