The case for self publishing has been proven. Not really, I'm just being a bit dramatical, as the kids say.
Read the story here.
It's strange to me that it's taken a publishing group this long to ask for money back on advances not realized with 'actual' books.
I'm a bit jealous because if someone gave me $33,000 I would most certainly be able to give them a book in return within the nine years that Elizabeth Wurtzel had. Even if I had to write that book on used toilet paper. Again, dramatical. I'm just saying a huge population of wanna be authors are out there hoping and praying for such an advance. It's hard to see it wasted.
So, while I don't like the idea of a publisher suing for the return of an advance, I dislike the idea of an author taking the money and running, even more.