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The 7 Biggest Red Flags in Book Contracts

Catch these potential deal breakers before you sign on the dotted line

By Kristen Fischer - 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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