Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Contracts Companion for Writers Guide

Wow, what is a great reference! Contracts Companion for Writers by attorney Tonya Evans-Walls.
By attorney Tonya Evans-Walls
ISBN: (13) 978-09674579-8-7; (10) 09674579-8-X
PAGES: 160 (w/ Forms CD-ROM)
PRICE: $22.95 (26.95 CAN)PUB
DATE: July 2007
Distributed to the trade by Independent Publishers Group
DESCRIPTION: Contracts Companion for Writers is a comprehensive collection of contracts for the publishing industry drafted with the rights of writers in mind. This book empowers writers at every level of their careers to maximize the value of their work and "get it in writing." From the seasoned author published with a major publishing company to the author thinking of signing a publishing deal with an independent publisher to the writer who aspires to publish or is thinking of signing with an agent or working on a project with a collaborator to the freelancer and even the songwriter - every writer can benefit from the forms, key clauses, deal points, explanations, and real-life examples contained in this book. Each contract is set forth in its entirety, and the key clauses are explained. The author includes suggestions about important negotiation points and key clauses to help demystify the process of signing important agreements in the publishing industry.
WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER INSIDE THIS BOOK: Key clauses in agency, publishing & collaboration agreements What every permission, release and work-made-for-hire agreement should say Whether an email, phone call or letter can constitute a valid contract When to use an interviewee or model release What to do when a good deal goes bad & how to get your rights back What every freelancer should know about their rights The difference between a single song & exclusive songwriting deal The players involved and the process of selling & licensing copyright When you need media perils insurance & how to get it
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