Standard authorization in a publishing contract generally includes both print and e-book rights. Most contracts also contain a list of other rights, but these are generally negotiable (one way or another). In essence, the publishing contract generally focuses on printing, e-book and some important related rights. Kris, I love your blog and I recommend it to all the authors I know. After reading this, I`d rather be in indie publishing on my own label and sell 1000 books than give up my rights and sell 10,000. Enthusiastic about being my own editor 🙂 If you were reasonable and only allowed what you needed license, then you would be able to make the African French language agreement. Always leave with a one-book contract. It gives you the flexibility to negotiate better terms for you in the future, conditions that we may not even imagine now. (Did you know what an app was like in 2008? If you signed a multi-book contract this year, you are likely to honour that contract. And it`s obsolete.) No gross revenue. Not the money received.

The writer receives money minus expenses. And since the net is not defined in this contract (or in a publication contract I`ve seen lately), expenses can include everything from airfares to Frankfurt to facilitate the sale of foreign rights up to a daily cappuccino for the assistant`s editorial assistant. I remember what a book said. It can be summed up as follows: "An agent is optional. A contract lawyer is a must. At the beginning of a contract negotiation, the author begins with a number of different copyright rights, from the denver publishers he wants and needs to publish the book. At this stage, the author is in his strongest negotiating position. The publishing house wants the widest range of rights at the lowest price. The author wants the highest price for the extent of the rights granted. The author can transfer all, some or very few of these rights to the publisher. The granting of rights may be exclusive or limited in several ways. With effect on the immediate provision of this agreement, the author heresafter grants the publisher: Electronic rights have created a new source of revenue for publishers and authors.

However, the commercial and legal dynamics of this new publishing model must be incorporated into the standard book publishing agreement to ensure a successful transition to this new model. This transition only occurs if the publication agreement is properly reviewed and revised. Audiobooks of different formats are more familiar to authors and readers, and standard contract forms from most publishers require requests for audio rights. Many publishers also leave these rights to the author, if you ask. The question that emerges from this scenario is whether the author should receive a royalty on the basis of a sale of a copy of the book or compensation based on the fact that the publisher has authorized subsidiary rights on the author`s work to a third party. In other words, should the sale of an electronic version of the book be treated as any other distribution agreement or should it be treated as an ancillary rights license? How does your publication agreement address this issue? Is it clearly defined or is it left to interpretation? Based on what I learned from your articles on contracts, I advised him not to sign it. We have done drastic revisions, we have sent them back and we have not heard from the company. (We wonder if anyone has bothered to read it.) (a) worldwide publication rights in one or all versions of publications (defined by Media, MEDIA COMPANY Magazine, MEDIA COMPANY ASIA Magazine and other media, including foreign and foreign languages, including translated into English or a foreign language, including subsequent, similar or alternative versions; b) the right to use the book as it appears in publications in advertising and advertising for the use of MEDIA COMPANY, its publications e