Having the right form of author contract in place is vital for both the publisher and the author. Some of the important issues which should be addressed in the contract are:
- The scope of the rights conferred by the contract Licence of copyright
- Provisions for subsidiary rights
- Indemnification against libel / defamation
- Payments, royalties and advances
We can advise publishers and authors on the best author contract and assist in negotiations if required. We can also advise you in relation to the various Creative Commons licences and tools.
Contact: Paul Motion, Partner firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0131 222 2939