Contract Reviews

Identify and avoid all kinds of traps in publishing agreements.

The terms of your publishing agreements determine the control you retain over your works, as well as how much you’re paid. Our legal team will review your contracts at no charge and help you understand what you’re giving away before it’s too late.

We provide members with detailed written reviews of all types of agreements, including:

  • Traditional publishing contracts
  • E-publishing and self-publishing contracts
  • Agency agreements
  • Multi-media deals
  • Film options
  • Freelance agreements
  • Other book-related contracts

We’ll highlight the major risks and unfavorable terms of any offer you receive, and we’ll suggest alternative language that will leave you better protected.

Members: Log in to submit a request to our legal department.

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