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Writers Beware of the ‘Second Option’ Clause

3 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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Kurt Vonnegut on Book Deals: ‘Carry on Without an Advance’

Media / Publishing : GalleyCat (2 years ago)

It is too easy for first-time writers to obsess over book deals. Back in 1972, the great author Kurt Vonnegut cautioned one young writer against seeking an advance before finishing his book–sharing important advice that all aspiring... Read Post

Faker Impersonates Writers House Agent & Offers Book Deals

Media / Publishing : GalleyCat (4 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

10 New Writers Sign On to Write For Chipotle Cups And Bags

Media / Publishing : GalleyCat (16 hours ago)

Chipotle Mexican Grill has recruited ten new writers to contribute pieces for its “Cultivating Thought” line. Jonathan Safran Foer returns to serve as both curator and editor. The participants include Neil Gaiman, Aziz Ansari, Augus... Read Post

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