Patterson/Cussler merger? Guess its not true.
Well, there are times when someone reads a fantastic headline and story and write their own post on the subject, only to discover that its not true. For me, this is one of those times. Last night I posted about an allegted merger between fiction titans, James Patterson and Clive Cussler. After reading the comments on Lawrence Blocks post about it – and considering the fact that I still haven’t found any other source with this story – I can only conclude that its not true. Was it a joke? A satire on the industry, of sorts? I don’t know. I don’t read LBs blog enough to know when he may be joking.
So I jumped the gun, and I apologize for that, But this isn’t a retraction. I stand by my opinions in that post.
For now, we’ll call it a hypothetical situation to consider. IF such a merger happened, it would likely be for the reasons I suggested AND it would be a good thing as long as the newly merged properties didn’t start dicking with the readers with ridiculous pricing or making them jump through hoops to get their work.
In the future, I’ll try to be more careful. Thanks for reading.