Most burgeoning writers are seeking the same thing: the opportunity to sell their stories.
For some, this means self-publishing and selling both printed books and e-books directly to their readers.
Others would rather publish more traditionally, either selling stories to magazines and other short-term publications, or seeking publisher’s contracts and advances for longer works.
But the average author is not a lawyer, and contracts can be tricky to understand. What are the best practices for a writer who has been offered a contract but wants to be sure that the contract is offering reasonable terms?