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How much do publishers typically pay?

December 1, 2015

One of the burning questions for most writers hoping to get a book deal is: what kind of advance will I get? We’ve written before about the sobering state of writers’ incomes. Still, some advances are higher than others, and … Read more

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Libel insurance for authors

March 10, 2015

We’ve had a few clients recently inquire about buying libel insurance to protect themselves in the event of a lawsuit when their books are published. We didn’t immediately know where to send them. In truth, we’ve worked with hundreds of … Read more

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How to limit the power of the option clause in your author contract

January 30, 2014

You’ve been offered your first book deal, for your novel. Congratulations! Now that you’re looking at the publisher’s draft contract, you’re concerned because it includes an option clause, requiring you to send your next manuscript to this company too. You’re … Read more

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