Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Audrey Niffenegger, "Her Fearful Symmetry"

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Okay, so it’s a financial crunch-time. As authors, we expect fewer opportunities, less chance of an advance, less sales. It’s a sad fact but one we have to face. There’s no money in writing – or is there?


In this time of frugality in the publishing industry,we expect purses to be closed tight – the ‘moths living in darkness syndrome’. Yet for the lucky few it seems it hasn’t made any difference.

Her Fearful Symmetry

Audrey Niffenegger's novel, "Her Fearful Symmetry," her first novel since the million-selling "The Time Traveler's Wife," has been bought by publishing house, Scribner. It is due to be published in September.

The incredible advance for "Her Fearful Symmetry", the story of twin American girls who live near a cemetery in London, was at least $4 million, according to two insider officials. They refused to be named, saying they were not supposed to discuss financial details.

Nearly all the major publishers placed bids for "Her Fearful Symmetry" - which explains why the advance was so high.

I wish a few of them had bid for my novel…..

"Time Traveler's Wife," by Audrey Niffenegger, was published by MacAdam/Cage, and came out in 2003.

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