Friday, July 25, 2008

Publisher Sues Lil' Kim And Foxy Brown For Failing To Do Something They Couldn't Do In The First Damn Place - Write A Book!

I love publishers that will never give a dime to a talented and skilled black woman writers that actually have real stories to tell, but will give a $40,000 advance to Lil' Kim and a $75,000 advance to Foxy Brown for books they don't have the ability or sustained interest to write in the first damn place. I hope they NEVER get their money back!

7 comments:

Mista Jaycee July 25, 2008 at 2:22 AM  

They'll hire a ghostwriter to pen some nonsense that is not that interesting to read anyway. What can they talk about? How you were one of several mistresses to an talented but up and coming rapper? Perhaps how you got called a whore by your then rapper boyfriend who was angry that another rapper you were close to mentioned your name?
Oh yeah, that's a good read.
Jaycee

roslynholcomb July 25, 2008 at 8:19 AM  

Remember this is the same publishing industry that bought that white woman's book about growing up in the Crips in LA, and that fake memoir by the woman raised by wolves in Europe when she escaped the Nazis.

No, I still don't have a contract. Yes, I'm still bitter.

Selena July 25, 2008 at 3:44 PM  

LOL @ Mista. Sounds like good reading!

Faith July 25, 2008 at 4:12 PM  

But Roslyn according to them it's not that they won't give publishing contracts to Black female authors it's that they don't adequate manuscripts. You know they can't relate to stories of purpose and uplift or humor or intrigue. It has to be about being oppressed, negative or stereotypical otherwise people can't relate.

roslynholcomb July 26, 2008 at 5:35 AM  

I've said this before. I wrote a book about a stripper who is pursuing her education so that she can get out of the business. She falls in love with a scientist and goes on an adventure with him in pursuit of a virus that is killing people one a South Pacific island.

If I'd written about a stripper and her drug dealing boyfriend who engage in street warfare with another strip club, I'd have a five book contract by now. (Of course, my husband wants to know why I didn't write the book that would actually make some money. *le sigh*)

Invisible Woman July 27, 2008 at 1:20 AM  

The photoshop machine seems to be working overtime on her bookcover as well.

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