This week, we’re starting a new Wednesday blog series on publishing contracts and understanding legalese. Each week, I’ll be taking a paragraph (or two) from a publishing contract, explaining what the language means and how the terms can be written to favor the publisher, the author, or both.
The language I’ll be using is my own, hybridized from a variety of real contracts but not taken exclusively from any single source. Use of a “Frankencontract” helps us look at situations you wouldn’t see in the real world, but for teaching purposes it’s helpful to view the various issues from different angles.
Tune in next week for Paragraph 1 – The Recital!