Hypothetically hurt by big publisher

Created almost 3 years ago by Bryn Hagan with 3 comments
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Close up A.C. Weston · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
I think, hypothetically, there's nothing you can do but move on a produce another bestseller somewhere else... and then allude to this hypothetical publisher in an interview, keeping it classy but making it clear they're total morons. :)
162980 10150347252315626 6077063 n Joseph Terzieva · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 3 likes
Seems like this hypothetical person had a bad experience, so in a cheeky way, I'd say that person should throw their next book up on Inkshares and get a better cut than the big publisher was going to give them anyway.

That is an essential point of this kind of site, to bring the power back to the people.
Userphoto6 original Bryn Hagan · Author · added almost 3 years ago
I'll try keep it simple in this hypothetical situation. 
You publish your first book with a small publisher, and have a best seller. You write a sequel, and you sign another contract, but just as it's due to come out, a major publisher buys the imprint, changes the management, but agrees to honour contracts smaller publisher had in effect.
New management spend zero on promotion, and sales are a fraction of the first book. You write a hypothetical letter expressing your concerns in a polite way, and get ignored. 
In fact hypothetical major publisher now won't even bother looking at your next work, and don't seem to consider you a real publisher.

Do I write this off as a hard hypothetical lesson? Is there anything I could hypothetically do?