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Don’t let your excitement over a book deal lead you to agree to terms that are less than ideal. Authors Guild Director of Legal Services Michael Gross will guide you through the most important terms to negotiate when considering a traditional publishing contract, focusing on critical provisions and perils to avoid.  The rights, money and warranty and indemnity provisions will be discussed in depth and members will have a chance to ask questions.  

Please note that this webinar is presented for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Professional members of the Authors Guild can submit book contracts to our legal staff for review.


Michael Gross completed his undergraduate education at Syracuse University where he graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Management, majoring in Law and Public Policy.  He then went on to complete his legal education at New York Law School, where he graduated in June of 1999.  Mr. Gross has been with the Authors Guild Inc. ever since, where he now serves as Director of Legal Services. He regularly advises members on a wide range of legal issues, including contractual issues, First Amendment issues, copyright matters, trademark issues, immigration issues, and tax issues.