With Senate page Brigette DePape’s silent demonstration during last week’s speech from the throne and the ongoing uprisings in the Middle East, the spirit of protest is definitely in the air.
That spirit may have moved author and lifestyle columnist Rebecca Eckler to take to Twitter with her complaints about money owed to her by Key Porter Books, which published her recent novel The Lucky Sperm Club, one of the last books it released this past spring before shutting down operations.
This morning, Eckler sent out a series of tweets, beginning with one that read, “So, Key Porter owes me $9,000. No small change friends. Nothing I can do either except say, ‘HONOR YOUR FUCKING CONTRACTS!’ #nomorenicegirl.” She later wrote that she was forced to spend a thousand dollars to buy copies of her book, and that she would tweet her complaints “once a day until eternity.”
When asked for clarification, Eckler told Q&Q the $9,000 represents the last part of her advance for the novel, and that Key Porter has “ignored me, ignored my agents.” She says she bought her books back from Key Porter (which also published two earlier memoirs by Eckler) and that she is working directly with Indigo to get copies of them in stores.
See below for selected screencaps of Eckler’s tweets: