Writers are always talking about publishers doing the following:
- Making them write for free
- Giving away their books
- Not giving them 100% of the royalties for the books
- Using illegal method of doctoring the books.
I would also add that this is indeed another reason why having an agent is the way to go. We are there to look at your contracts and make sure that you are getting what you deserve. No, we are not going to get you that 100% royalty rate. We know you want to make money too, but that doesn't mean you get everything either.
Remember, this is a business. End. Of. Story.