Since the cooperation and agreements of ghost writers do not imply a uniform distribution of work, there must be mutual respect and objectives. If you are not familiar with the intricacies of the publishing industry or want to protect your creative or personal relationship from the commercial aspects of your literary partnership, hire a lawyer with an understanding of the publishing industry. Make sure the lawyer understands your goals. Is it more important to have a book that you have established as an expert than an additional 10% of royalties? Lawyers are often surprised to find out what their client`s real goals are. This contract exists between ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Client”) for the design and creation of a book (eBook – Print) (“Work” or “Book”). The client and publisher can be referred to individually as “party” or collectively as “parties.” This contract is entered into in good faith and the signing by the parties shows the acceptance and terms of this contract. If a book is likely to be revised, the agreement could also include a provision allowing the surviving partner to reduce compensation for the deceased author`s estate if substantial changes are made to the text or the need to recruit external authors to keep the work up to date. If collaboration does not exist, a similar language may appear in the book publishing agreement that co-authors must sign. Other. Issues that should be addressed in a well-written agreement include the treatment of prequel and sequel rights, prohibitions on confidentiality and non-competition, sharing of expenses, reimbursement of advance if the manuscript is refused, death and obstruction, as valued by the contribution of a retractor author, and perhaps merchandising and trademarking rights in the title or in the commercial manner. Both parties should take steps to ensure the factual accuracy of the manuscript. Therefore, if you are a professional writer who works with the theme of the book, the subject should be invited to read the manuscript in order to cover the accuracy.
Since verifiable truth is a total defense of defamation (at least in the United States), your cooperation agreement should also require that both parties keep copies of all interviews, transcripts, books, notes, letters and other research materials used to prepare the book. If there is a complaint, you must prove the truth of the statements that appear in your book (see No. 9.12.1, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook (John Wiley – Sons)). If the book is sold out, all copyrights must be reset. This clause should also contain provisions allowing the author to purchase the remaining copies at a discount. After the author and publisher have approved the manuscript, the manuscript is handed over to the designer and the layout of the book begins. Additional changes made by the author at this point are charged at a fee of $45 per hour. Other changes include sentences: sentences, grammatical and mechanical changes, reorganization of paragraphs, chapters and images (photos, graphics, graphics or non-text), correction of typos and punctuation marks, as well as any other changes made to the manuscript. Stay alert when it comes to writing, verifying and executing a publication agreement. Read between the lines and beyond legality.
Remember that any agreement must be a win-win situation and that you, as the author of the work, have important rights that no one, not even publishers, can eliminate.