Table of Contents

Negotiating a Book Contract:
A Guide for Authors, Agents and Lawyers
by Mark L. Levine

  • Introduction
  • Grant of Rights
  • The Manuscript
    • Time of Delivery
    • What to Deliver
  • Satisfactory Manuscript
    • Return of Advance
    • Editor’s Response
    • Index
  • Representations and Warranties
  • Indemnification
  • Relationship with Other Contracts
  • Publication
    • Changes in Manuscript
    • Title Approval
    • Cover Consultation or Approval
    • Index
    • Copyright Notice
  • Copyright—“Work for Hire”
  • Advance
    • Amount
    • Timing
    • Bonuses
    • Flow-through
    • Repayment
    • Miscellaneous
  • Royalties
    • “Standard” Royalty Rates
      • Hardcover
      • Trade Paperback
      • Mass Market Paperbacks
      • Children’s Hardcover Books
      • Children’s Paperback Books
      • Textbooks
      • E-Books
    • Royalties for Verbatim Electronic Editions
    • Net, Royalties Based On
    • “Deep Discount”
    • Other Reduced Royalties
      • Small Printings
      • Reprints
      • Mail Order
  • Subsidiary Rights
    • Introduction; List of Rights
    • Points to Watch Out For—General
    • Income
      • Division with Publisher
      • When Paid (Flow-through)
    • More About Certain Rights
  • Royalty Statements
  • Termination
  • Out of Print
  • Effect of Termination.
  • Option
  • Competitive Books
  • “Next Book” Clauses
  • Revised Editions
  • Appointment of Agent
  • Electronic Rights
    • Multimedia Rights
    • Other Non-Verbatim Electronic Rights
    • General
  • Other Important Clauses
    • Advertising and Material by Others
    • Reservation of Rights
    • Affiliates
    • Arbitration
    • Assignment
    • Right to Audit
    • Credit
    • Return of Manuscript and Art
    • Free Copies
    • Governing Law
    • Paperback
  • On-Demand and Self-Publishing Contracts
  • Appendix A— Sample Letter of Comments
  • Appendix B— Author-Agent Contracts
  • Notes
  • Index
  • About the Author
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