Saturday, September 27, 2014


Q – Is there a way to tell—without an agent—if a book publisher is making a fair offer?
A – Book contracts can be scarey, but fortunately there are seasoned writers out there you can hire to evaluate a contract for you. I do that regularly, and you will find a number of others listed in the market guide under “Editorial Services.” I just encourage you to read the contract yourself and look for wording or terms that you don't understand or are concerned about and ask the evaluator to address them specifically. I go clause-by-clause and explain what each one means, good and bad, and what changes you need to ask for.

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