From Jennifer Crusie’s Blog:
Harlequin is publishing an anthology with a very old (1993) novella of mine under the title of Be Mine. I’m sure the other two people in the anthology have terrific stories, but mine stinks on ice. Since HQ owns that novella outright, there is nothing I can do to stop it. Do not buy that book thinking it’s a new novel.
Why, yes, I am annoyed.
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And more from Jennifer in a comment: Because I was a brand new author and hadn’t joined RWA yet, I signed a contract giving them the copyright without royalties forever for $1500. One of the many reasons I hate Harlequin. My editors were all but one terrific, loved them, but the contracts department is run by Satan. I may have mentioned the moral rights clause.
Link to the rest at Jennifer Crusie’s Blog and thanks to Amy for the tip.