What to look for in a publishing contract – Part 2

By Marilyn Biderman/ Transatlantic Agency My first post about publishing contracts dealt mainly with the rights and expectations established between an author and publisher with regard to a book – that is, what formats a book can be published in, subsidiary rights, what the author is expected to deliver to…

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What to look for in a Publishing Contract – Part 1

By Marilyn Biderman/ Transatlantic Agency Book publishing contracts can seem daunting if you are an unrepresented author, and are not inclined to hire a publishing consultant or knowledgeable lawyer to negotiate it on your behalf. Perhaps you feel that the remuneration the publisher is offering you is insufficient to justify…

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Copywrongs need to be righted

  When I asked George Opacic, publisher and Fed resident expert, about the current state of affairs with regard to copyright in Canada, he rattled off a dismal synopsis of blundering and betrayal that I couldn’t quite digest, so ill-informed was I about the law that is supposed to ensure…

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