Contractual Navigation

pen-631321_1280Most 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?

One of Holly’s students asked, and got a variety of helpful answers. All forum members are invited to login and discover what to do with a contract attained.

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pearannoyedI'm currently writing furiously, with the intent of self-publishing. I'm only writing furiously because I'm mad at myself for not doing it sooner.... A Californian at heart, I currently reside in North Texas with one husband, two grown children, and a pair of neurotic dogs.View all posts by pearannoyed