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.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Writer Beware often hears from authors who've signed up with bad or inexperienced or dishonest publishers, and are desperate to get free. They write to us wanting to know how they can bre... Read Post
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 ... Read Post