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Can I change the agent’s clause in the proposed contract my publisher just sent me?

Q.  Can I change the agent’s clause in the proposed contract my publisher just sent me? A.  You certainly can. The clause most publishers include in your contract is one that your agent has given them.  If there are aspects that you want to change, you can certainly ask — even demand — that they…

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What Does “Coupled with an Interest” Mean?

Q. What does “coupled with an interest” mean? The phrase is used in the agency section of my contract. A. This phrase is a confusing one, and I’m willing to wager that most agents who have it in their agency clause understand neither its meaning nor its purpose and included it only because someone suggested…

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