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.
Yesterday I got a question from a writer who'd been offered a publishing contract by a small publisher, and was concerned because the contract language seemed to indicate that the publisher intended to register copyright in its name... Read Post
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