Barbara's Random Thoughts

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Every time I create a potentially hazardous situation near a manuscript (case in point for the morning: coffee mug to the right, cookies to the left, flipping through MS in the middle), I am reminded of a paragraph standard to our contracts here:

"The Publisher agrees to take the same care of any manuscript, non-print components, illustrations, or other materials the Author delivers that it would take of its own property..."

True, that. I'd probably eat cookies and drink coffee over my own manuscript.

The contract goes on to say:

"...but the Publisher will not be liable for damages, if any, resulting from the loss or destruction of such material."

Sounds nice in theory. In practice, this translates to: Barbara, you're gonna have to assemble that MS from tearsheets again if you spill that coffee, dangit.
| posted by Barbara | 8:14 PM