CONTRACTS: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

It’s happened. You’ve got your dream contract and you are about to sign it, but then you start to read it. Your excitement sputters and anxiety begins to eat at the edges of your sparkly happiness. Reversion clause. Non-compete agreement. Net of Sales. Your eyes blur and instead of the celebratory glass of champagne all you want is a shot of whiskey.

WAIT! It’s just a contract. Let’s take a deep breath and together we can walk our way through the legalese that would make a corporate attorney rub their hands in glee. This workshop aims to help writers learn the vocabulary and intent of common clauses in publishing contracts. Knowledge is power.

Note that this workshop is intended for educational purposes only, and is not intended as individual legal advice.

LITERARY TRUSTS, LLCs and YOU

(This workshop has been presented as a panel with Sylvie Fox & Maggie Marr)

While your books may live forever, you won’t. What exactly will happen to your books, your characters, and your carefully created revenue stream after you pass? Will heirs end up in a battle royal fatiguing your intellectual property and depleting all that you worked so hard to give to them? Or would you, could you, make simple arrangements now that will result in all your hard work living on, for the benefit of your heirs and your future readers? You definitely can. Find out what steps you need to take to protect not only the characters in your books, but the characters in your life, long after you’re gone.

Note that this workshop is intended for educational purposes only, to help prepare for consultation with a qualified professional in your jurisdiction, and is not intended as individual legal advice.

THE WRITER’S TEAM

(This workshop has been presented as a panel with Sylvie Fox & Maggie Marr)

Traditionally published writer? Self-published indie? Hybrid author? However you label yourself, you’ll need a team to support your publishing career. Who are those team members? How do you navigate your working agreements? Three savvy professionals will help you tackle those important decisions to make your journey to success as smooth as possible.