Avoiding Ambiguity in Publishing Contracts

Today’s post takes a look at the importance of avoiding ambiguity in publishing contracts. Many times, authors praise a publishing contract for being “short” or “easy to read” – but many dangers lurk in shortened or ambiguous contracts.  1. Short-form contracts may be missing important terms. Which ones? Many times, authors don’t know, because they don’t know what to expect.  2. Legalese is difficult to read, but read it anyway, and get help with anything you don’t understand. Many times, authors agree to terms they don’t intend because they didn’t understand the language in the contract. Don’t do this! If the language is

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