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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
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  1. Copyright, Title Page
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  1. Acknowledgements, Note to our Readers
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. I. Introduction
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  1. Chapter 1: About This Guide
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  1. Chapter 2: Contract Basics
  2. pp. 16-23
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  1. Chapter 3: Negotiation Fundamentals
  2. pp. 24-43
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  1. II. The Grant of Rights
  2. pp. 44-47
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  1. Chapter 4: What Rights?
  2. pp. 48-55
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  1. Chapter 5: The Grant of Rights Clause
  2. pp. 56-75
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  1. Chapter 6: Subsidiary Rights
  2. pp. 76-95
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  1. Contract Checklist
  2. pp. 96-97
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  1. III. Your Obligations
  2. pp. 98-99
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  1. Chapter 7: Your Book
  2. pp. 100-129
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  1. Chapter 8: Future Works
  2. pp. 130-141
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  1. Contract Checklist
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  1. IV. Getting Your Book To Market
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  1. Chapter 9: The Finishing Touches
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  1. Chapter 10: Copyright Registration
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  1. Chapter 11: Advertising and Promotion
  2. pp. 166-177
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  1. Contract Checklist
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  1. V. Follow The Money
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  1. Chapter 12: Advances
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  1. Chapter 13: Royalties
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  1. Chapter 14: Accounting
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  1. Contract Checklist
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  1. VI. Parting Ways
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  1. Chapter 15: Rights Reversion
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  1. Chapter 16: Assignment Provisions
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  1. Chapter 17: Termination
  2. pp. 250-259
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  1. Contract Checklist
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  1. VII. Conclusion
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  1. Kickstarter Backers
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  1. Endnotes
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  1. Index
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

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