| Commentary

217 Failure to deliver the work

| Commentary

217 Failure to deliver the work

If an author who has contracted to deliver a typescript of a work fails to do so, the publisher is entitled to damages1, including any costs he has incurred in reliance on the contract, and his estimated loss of profit2. In practice, however, publishing agreements now usually provide that in such circumstances the author will return any part of the advance already paid by the publisher and that the agreement will then come to an end.

A Court of Chancery cannot, however, compel an author to write a work, as

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