to Writer - April 2010
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I've been very busy since the last issue, with
both work tasks and children. It's been school holidays here in
Australia, and all I can say is thank goodness school started back
I was very over it, and so were the children.
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As you may know, I own a spin-off website for writers. (www.resources4writers.com)
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From time to time I add exclusive reports. I recently wrote a
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As writers, we all know how important research is. And we also
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Okay, onto this week's article.
We've all been there - received a contract and been totally
overwhelmed. Our article from Judy Bagshaw this month gets
into the nitty-gritty's of contracts. Whether you write
romance or something else entirely, check this out. It could
save you quite a bit of grief down the track.
That's it from me [FIRSTNAME] - time
to sit back and enjoy this issue.
Til next time…
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Writing Contract Red Flags
ŠJudy Bagshaw - All Rights
Note: As I have stated before, my publishing experience
is with small independent presses, predominantly romance
e-publishers, so this article represents my experience
in that arena only. You will have to do further research
regarding contracts offered by the bigger houses.
you’re serious about your writing career and you submit
your work regularly, there will come a time when you
will receive a contract for one of your submissions. As
thrilling as that moment is, it’s important for a writer
to keep a cool head and examine the document carefully.
Not all contracts are created equally, and it’s easy for
an author to get into an unpleasant situation.
are a few tips to get you on the right track.
Consider the length of the contract term. As an
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mindful of the rights the publisher is taking. You,
as the author, do not want to relinquish your
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rights to characters, premises etc. As well, you may
wish to retain rights to certain formats, for
example, audio book rights or large print rights, in
order to pursue contracting these rights elsewhere.
that there is a clear clause for reversal of rights
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