Christopher Sebela

writer, wronger, rearranger

The Payoff Will Be in Good Karma
An email exchange in which a super special literary agent reveals the depth of his integrity By Steve Almond

Believe me, I collaborate once or twice a year on books with celebrated people where my minimum fee is $250k, so devoting six months to this project for $16k pretax is costing me plenty.

This is my favorite part of your letter, Mark. It’s where your logic descends into entitlement psychosis. Let me see if I’ve got this right: because you usually make so much money, editing a book for a paltry 21K is basically charity work. So we little people (who are writing the book) should be happy to do this charity work for you even though … you’re so incredibly rich.

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