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Writers Beware of the ‘Second Option’ Clause

2 years agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Nothing makes an author happier than scoring a book deal. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to read through a book contract with a fine-toothed comb. While it’s a good idea to shell out some money to have a lawyer read the contract, it also helps to educate yourself about these contracts. As a resource guide, Mediabistro’s AvantGuild page has created a list of “The 7 Biggest Red Flags in Book Contracts.
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Contracts of all-stars Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig rank them among MLB’s best values

Sports : The Early Lead (3 days ago)

Fans always seem to act as if their favorite team is spending their own money when they sign players to lucrative long-term deals. In a way, that’s not crazy, because bad deals, like those we examined Friday extended over a period o... Read Post

Airbnb fined $41K over lettings of unregistered Barcelona apartments

Technology : GigaOM (2 days ago)

Airbnb has been fined €30,000 ($41,000) by the Catalonian authorities in Spain, who say the short-term rental marketplace has been illegally making money off properties that aren’t registered for tourist usage. The authorities, who ... Read Post

Faker Impersonates Writers House Agent & Offers Book Deals

Media / Publishing : GalleyCat (3 years ago)

Yesterday novelist Lisa Yee warned her followers about an online fraud–somebody pretending to be her agent has been contacting writers about book deals. Aspiring authors should beware. Here is the complete tweet: “Someone is imperso... Read Post


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