Tuesday, November 26, 2013

#Wwow - Legal Mumbo-Jumbo for Writers

So, you received a contract between six to ten pages long. What does it all mean? How do you read it all? How do you decipher all the information? All publishers have their own agreement or contract for their authors. Some are negotiable and others aren't. However, most have the same terms. What do all the terms mean? Well, I've found several resources online to help you.

Romance University: Holly Root on Negotiating Contracts
PublishLawyer: Quick Guide to Book Contract Trouble Spots
PublishLawyer: Parts of a Contract
Publishing Agreement Checklist
Pub Law: Negotiating Terms

And last but not least, follow the hashtag #publaw each week on Twitter for info from @SusanSpann.

Melinda Dozier is the author of several contemporary romance novels with Crimson Romance and Swoon Romance. You can find her online at www.melindadozier.com