In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
Authors are sometimes so grateful to get a publication offer that they may be tempted to sign the first version of a publication contract that they receive, especially if negotiating seems complicated, intimidating, or risky. But there is a lot at stake for authors in a book deal, and it is well worth the effort to read the contract, understand its contents, and negotiate for favorable terms. A publication contract outlines what rights you are granting to your publisher and on what terms. If you sign away all of the rights in your book to the publisher for the life of copyright, this will preclude you from certain future uses of your work. Even if you don’t have any future plans for your work, you may still regret transferring all rights if your publisher does not make full use of them, your book falls out of print, or sales drop. The terms of the contract can also dictate the specifics of how you will be paid for your book, how much input you have in the appearance of your book, your commitments relating to the manuscript and future works, who is responsible for legal claims stemming from your book’s content, how your book will be promoted, whether and how you can regain control over the rights to your book, and much more. Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts identifies clauses that frequently appear in publishing contracts, explains in plain language what these terms (and typical variations) mean, and presents strategies for negotiating “author-friendly” versions of these clauses. When authors have more information about copyright and publication options for their works, they are better able to make and keep their works available in the ways they want.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. open access Download |
  1. Copyright, Title Page
  2. open access Download |
  1. Acknowledgements, Note to our Readers
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. open access Download |
  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-xiii
  3. open access Download |
  1. I. Introduction
  2. pp. 2-7
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 1: About This Guide
  2. pp. 8-15
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 2: Contract Basics
  2. pp. 16-23
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 3: Negotiation Fundamentals
  2. pp. 24-43
  3. open access Download |
  1. II. The Grant of Rights
  2. pp. 44-47
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 4: What Rights?
  2. pp. 48-55
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 5: The Grant of Rights Clause
  2. pp. 56-75
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 6: Subsidiary Rights
  2. pp. 76-95
  3. open access Download |
  1. Contract Checklist
  2. pp. 96-97
  3. open access Download |
  1. III. Your Obligations
  2. pp. 98-99
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 7: Your Book
  2. pp. 100-129
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 8: Future Works
  2. pp. 130-141
  3. open access Download |
  1. Contract Checklist
  2. pp. 142-143
  3. open access Download |
  1. IV. Getting Your Book To Market
  2. pp. 144-145
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 9: The Finishing Touches
  2. pp. 146-159
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 10: Copyright Registration
  2. pp. 160-165
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 11: Advertising and Promotion
  2. pp. 166-177
  3. open access Download |
  1. Contract Checklist
  2. pp. 178-179
  3. open access Download |
  1. V. Follow The Money
  2. pp. 180-181
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 12: Advances
  2. pp. 182-195
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 13: Royalties
  2. pp. 196-213
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 14: Accounting
  2. pp. 214-223
  3. open access Download |
  1. Contract Checklist
  2. pp. 224-225
  3. open access Download |
  1. VI. Parting Ways
  2. pp. 226-229
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 15: Rights Reversion
  2. pp. 230-243
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 16: Assignment Provisions
  2. pp. 244-249
  3. open access Download |
  1. Chapter 17: Termination
  2. pp. 250-259
  3. open access Download |
  1. Contract Checklist
  2. pp. 260-261
  3. open access Download |
  1. VII. Conclusion
  2. pp. 262-265
  3. open access Download |
  1. Kickstarter Backers
  2. pp. 266-269
  3. open access Download |
  1. Endnotes
  2. pp. 270-273
  3. open access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 274-280
  3. open access Download |
  1. Back Cover
  2. open access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9780578440262
Related ISBN
9780578440262
MARC Record
OCLC
1088215579
Pages
291
Launched on MUSE
2019-03-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.