A Book Deal That Was Too Good To Be True

In English Language by Guest Contributor

*+-• A late August news story about a six-year-old boy who was allegedly given a 23-book deal caught the attention of numerous global news outlets and became something of an urban legend. In truth, it was a hoax. • The story was a hoax fabricated by the child’s mother, who’d already previously published several books with vanity presses. By Noel …

How Young is Too Young to Publish?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the controversy surrounding a bogus 23-book-deal struck with a six-year-old boy. On the face of it, it is simply absurd to think that a publisher would make such a deal, let alone with someone so very young. When I was five, I wrote a “book” called The Cat That Could Fly — …