If enough books don't sell well, the publisher loses out, but the author keeps the advance. Hopefully there just won't be any future royalties. Unfortunately, that may not be the case because the advance orders have already bumped the book to the top seller lists on Amazon and BN.
I don't understand how Judith Regan can say she's pleased that she arranged for his children to be paid, instead of him. This made her feel good? Why didn't she arrange for the Goldmans to be paid, instead?
Is the book also being cancelled, or is it just the tv special?