Negotiating Your Contract

Once you’ve accepted an offer for the publishing rights to your book, it’s time to draw up and sign a binding contract.

Many of these contract details have standard provisions, but you can always ask about and negotiate for them. The more you understand about the implications and subtleties of these clauses, the more empowered you’ll be in your negotiations.

Bonuses

Bonuses typically come in two forms: bestseller bonuses and earn-out bonuses. They can be included in the contract and are simply added to the amount advanced that you have to earn out.

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