The Importance of Lawyers & Agents in Publishing Contracts

Years ago, authors wanting to publish novels really had only one viable option: find a literary agent and sign with a traditional publishing house. Self-publishing “existed” many years ago, but it didn’t have the legitimacy that it has for many authors today. The publishing world has opened up in many exciting ways, offering authors and readers more options than ever before. Unfortunately, publishing’s widening options also provide new opportunities for scammers, & the “well-meaning inexperienced.” The changes in publishing also mean the industry standards are in a state of flux. Some contract terms agents and attorneys accepted even two years ago are

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