In Our Continuing Public Service Series

March 11th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

You’d think that people would keep excellent track of their money. But they don’t. While we cannot give away trade secrets, we recently encountered a situation where two well-known (in a different era) producers had their checks returned because they’d either a) died or b) moved without a forwarding address. This, sad to say, is not outside our normal experience.

Thus, in the spirit of public service and all that, we bring you a listing of authors and works due money…yet nobody has claimed the funds.

Yes, yes, we know, it’s the Google era. You will have to take our word for things when we suggest this isn’t always possible or practical. We do have some excellent advice for those who receive, should receive, or might receive royalty checks: send change of address letters to your publisher(s) as necessary. And your guilds, if applicable. Cluing in your heirs wouldn’t hurt either. Nobody likes processing stale-dated checks.

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