Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Author Being Sued by Publisher

By Dianna Dilworth 

Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of the bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is facing a lawsuit from his publisher Hachette.

In the complaint, the publisher claims that Grahame-Smith’s latest manuscript was not original enough and pulls too much content from the original public domain work. The complaint also alleges that the author failed to follow the suggest word count and even goes so far as to say that the style and quality doesn’t live up to his past work Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

The publisher is seeking $500,000, part of an advance paid to the author for a two book deal. The Guardian has the scoop:

Hachette is suing Grahame-Smith and his company Baby Gorilla for at least $500,000 – half of the advance it paid him six years ago, plus interest – saying that “by delivering a manuscript that varied so materially and substantially from that described in the agreement”, he is in breach of contract.