The 7 Biggest Red Flags in Book Contracts
Catch these potential deal breakers before you sign on the dotted line
April 30, 2012
It's the document most writers can't wait to get their hands on: a book contract.
Unfortunately, not all contracts are created with your best interest in mind. In fact, most are by nature written in favor of the person who drafted it -- in this case, the publisher. While you will likely hire a lawyer to review the terms, he or she will also probably charge you by the hour to do so -- who knows how long that might take?
Therefore, in an effort to save you time and money, we spoke to industry experts about those areas of a book contract most likely to trip up a new author. Spot one in your deal and it's time to renegotiate....
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