Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts (.pdf)

« WE ALL REGULARLY SIGN, CLICK, SAY “OK,” or otherwise agree to a variety of contracts in our daily lives. For most of us, having the time to review them in detail is out of the question. But if you are an author, a book publication contract (also called a publishing agreement) is one that deserves careful attention. Its terms can affect your control of your book and dictate your rights and obligations for many years to come.
A bad contract can even limit your ability to get your work into the hands of readers. Helping authors avoid negative outcomes and increase the impact of their contributions to knowledge and culture is a key part of the Authors Alliance mission, and our motivation for bringing you this guide. (…) »