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The Importance of Reversion Clauses in Book Contracts

3 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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Victoria Strauss -- A Publishing Contract Clause to Beware

Arts / Writing : Writer Beware! (6 years ago)

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

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! (3 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


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