Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Negotiating a Book Contract: A Guide for Authors, Agents, and Lawyers” as Want to Read:
Negotiating a Book Contract: A Guide for Authors, Agents, and Lawyers
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Negotiating a Book Contract: A Guide for Authors, Agents, and Lawyers

by
3.74  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Covers deadlines, satisfactory manuscripts, publication, copyright, advances, royalties, rights, and options.
Paperback, 90 pages
Published October 1st 1988 by Moyer Bell
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Negotiating a Book Contract, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Negotiating a Book Contract

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
3.74  · 
Rating details
 ·  34 ratings  ·  6 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Sophia Ramos
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
CD, this is a super informative book. Short, but very dry, it really goes into the nitty gritty, section by section explanations of everything you need to know about a book contract. Could be useful for you and anyone trying to break into this business.
Elizabeth Sims
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book very helpful in negotiating my first book contract all by myself, as well as reviewing contracts later negotiated for my by an agent.
Samantha Brody
3-3.5 stars: This was a really great starter's - or refreshed's - guide to the basics when it comes to publishing contracts. For the most part, the main points are explained & hit upon, but there was a fair amount missing once payments, warranties, and basic terms were outlined. Clearly, the information re: electronic rights was pretty much all out of date at this point & I would have appreciated a much more in depth look at the types of subrights one can grant to the publisher or sub li ...more
Bryan Schmidt
Oct 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Very helpful book. Should be on the shelf of every writer serious about selling their work. Only downside is the price. It's expensive for a thin little book. But definitely informative and a key reference.
Deborah Sheldon
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a grim, joyless slog of legalese, but the information is priceless.
Nasbly Kalinina
rated it liked it
May 09, 2015
Kurt S. Dyer
rated it it was amazing
Dec 15, 2017
Sara R
rated it liked it
Jul 02, 2014
Jimmy Gabany
rated it really liked it
Jul 19, 2015
Randy
rated it liked it
Mar 11, 2015
Jkr
rated it liked it
Jun 04, 2012
Donna Miller
rated it really liked it
Dec 01, 2014
Margaret
rated it really liked it
Feb 12, 2016
Livia Blackburne
A really helpful and easy to use reference.
Rebecca Schaller
rated it liked it
Dec 12, 2014
Marc Royston
rated it really liked it
Oct 13, 2015
D.J. Edmiston
rated it it was amazing
Nov 24, 2012
Becky
rated it really liked it
Jul 07, 2014
Céline Frenière
rated it liked it
May 21, 2015
Daniel
rated it liked it
Sep 10, 2011
Elise Valenti
rated it liked it
Oct 23, 2014
Brian Baskins
rated it it was amazing
Feb 09, 2015
Devin Redmond
rated it it was amazing
Aug 26, 2014
Martin Bonfert
rated it it was ok
Apr 16, 2017
Kim
rated it liked it
May 24, 2014
William Stephan
rated it really liked it
Sep 12, 2015
Thomas Pluck
rated it it was amazing
May 12, 2016
Ryan Henry
rated it really liked it
Jan 19, 2012
Jane Susann MacCarter
rated it really liked it
Aug 02, 2014
T. Clary
rated it it was amazing
Nov 11, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
0 followers
Mark L. Levine, one of the country's leading authorities on book contracts, is a former partner of Boston's Sullivan & Worcester LLP and has also been a publisher and book packager. He writes the Contracts Q&A column for the Authors Guild Bulletin and is the founder of www.BookContracts.com. He also conducts seminars for non-lawyers on negotiating and on contract law.

Levine has spent virtu
...more