Deal Breakers 2013: Contract Terms Writers Should Avoid

Deal Breakers 2013: Contract Terms Writers Should Avoid

by Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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In recent years, traditional publishers have shifted from wanting only the rights they need to demanding as many rights as they can get, not just for the book under consideration, but for all books the writer writes. If the writer wants to remain a hybrid writer (utilizing both traditional and indie publishing)-or even leave and go to a different traditional publisher-he or she must negotiate a good contract.
In this WMG Writer's Guide, international bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch helps writers navigate the changing tides of the publishing industry to make the best possible deal while retaining the rights to publish their works how and where they choose.

Chapters in this book include:
Deal Breakers
Rights Reversion
Agents and Audits

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615789576
Publisher: WMG Publishing
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Award-winning, bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch has published books under many names and in many genres, including the nonfiction "bible for the self-employed," The Freelancer's Survival Guide, now in its third edition. She has owned several businesses, and has worked for herself for more than thirty years. For more information on her work, go to

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MichaelLaRonn More than 1 year ago
I'm surprised fewer people haven't read this. Rusch knows her contracts, and she walks you through the major clauses that you should beware on any publishing contract. A lot of this was familiar, but the agent clauses was new, and I would have never thought to look at that. If anyone you know gets a publishing contract, tell them to buy this book. It's well-written and you can read it pretty fast.