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The Importance of Reversion Clauses in Book Contracts

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Most book publishing contracts can be divided into two types: fixed-term, where the grant of rights extends for a defined period of time, such as five years; and life-of-copyright, where the grant of rights extends for the full duration of copyright. (If you're unclear on the difference between rights and copyright, I've explained this in an earlier blog post.
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Book Giveaway--The Arm of the Stone

Arts / Writing : Writer Beware! (4 years ago)

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware One of the important negotiation points for life-of-copyright publishing contracts is including provisions in the termination clause that oblige the publisher to take the work out of prin... Read Post

Publishing Industry Terms and Contracts: Some Resources, and Some Advice

Arts / Writing : Writer Beware! (2 years ago)

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware On my last post, a reader posted this comment: Can you recommend a site where publishing contract terms are, if not discussed, defined (and maybe have a note like "This is good, this is o... Read Post

Alert: Trouble at Ellora's Cave

Arts / Writing : Writer Beware! (yesterday)

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware One of the original digital pioneers, erotic romance publisher Ellora's Cave has reportedly had financial and other problems for some years. But in 2014, things seem to be coming to a hea... Read Post


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