When Keith Brown signed the Kelley blue books contract he had a lot on his mind.
The book has already sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide and he has sold out of his second book and now has an enormous backlog of books.
Brown has not forgotten the pain and frustration of being left out of the best-selling book industry’s best-seller list.
“I am devastated.
I know a lot of the people who read it.
I am devastated that I didn’t get into the top 10.
I think that’s the way it should be,” Brown said on the ABC’s Lateline program.
He said he is disappointed that there was no response from publisher Simon & Schuster to a request for comment on the book.
While he said the book was a work of genius, he felt the publisher should have been more aggressive with his book.
“If the book has been made into a movie, I hope they’d have given it a bigger screen,” he said.
“It would have been a real coup if they had.”
Brown said the title was not about him and he wanted to focus on the work of other writers.
“[Simon & Schusters] should have put it in their catalogue, if it had been a movie,” he told Lateline.
Smith and co-authors on ‘died’ book deal The Kelley books deal includes an agreement between the publishers, Simon & Scott and the author.
The agreement also provides Smith with the option of being an independent publisher for up to 10 years.
In a statement, Simon&Schuster said the company is “disappointed” in the Kelleys decision to end the contract.
“The Kelleys agreement is no longer valid.
We are disappointed that this contract was signed without Keith Brown’s input, and will continue to work closely with Keith to ensure the book is in a best-sellers position for the foreseeable future,” the statement said.
Its also disappointed in the publisher’s refusal to consider an independent option for the Kelys book.
“The Kelley contract was not a good fit for Keith, and Simon & Shuster cannot accept an independent agreement that would have made him redundant,” the company said.
Smith said he would continue to publish his book and would continue his fight to be included on the bestseller list, but would no longer be working for Simon & Schmidt.
His book, “Died,” has sold more that 1.3 million copies, and has been translated into more than 40 languages.
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