So let’s see. That gives them six months and 3 weeks to come up with a list of queries and me 4 days and a couple of hours to answer them. Does that sound fair to you?
What happens if I can’t make the dealine? Well the schedule might slip and it might end up not being printed on time. And if it isn’t printed on time it will be six months late because they only issue books in Spring and in Autumn.
The last book but three that I wrote, it took them longer to come up with the copy for the jacket than it did for me to write the book. That’s true, I swear it.
And they wonder why authors are 'difficult'.
There are times when I feel like going down to the office with a machine gun and taking them all out.