Why would NCP want to do that? It all makes no sense. None.
And now I'll have to read dear author and the bitches for a few days and plow through all those outraged comments to figure out the whole story.
Well. This is interesting.
I wonder if they talked to the lawyer before they used her chapters or after? And as a lot of people at Karen's place point out, isn't it kinda tacky to put that sort of thing up in public? All those real names of writers, I mean. It's a strange page, all righty.
Hmmmmm. Back to the original issue of the work expanded without the writer's permission. Even publishers who give advances would just let go of the work if an author failed to turn in the rest of the book, right? They'd try to get back the advance and then walk away from the book and the author. Has this sort of thing happened before, I wonder? Handing a partial over to other writers?