Publishing contracts are so tricky but getting out of a bad contract is next to impossible! It can also be hard to find a lawyer who is familiar with literary contracts who won't charge the earth before you've even decided if you're on board or not.
We offer a service one step before that step. You've got the offer but you're unsure what to do next. Our team will look over your confidential contract and highlight the red flags because every contract has at least one. We'll provide you with a comprehensive list of changes you might want to make to rights, reversions, options, etc. Once you have this information at hand, you can then either negotiate with the publisher or engage a contracts lawyer to try to help in rewriting the document.
Things you need to know!
- Most publishers will tell you their contracts are non-negotiable. This is not true and you don't want to work with a company who won't budge on anything for you as the creator. - Contracts are always going to lean in favour of the company who writes them! - You should never pay a publisher! If you're paying the company to publish your book, this is a vanity press and you should know what you're getting yourself into up front, before any money changes hands.
The cost for a standard contract review is $100
**The information provided will not be considered legal advice however you don't need a lawyer to negotiate a contract**