Literary Law

Literary Law
When you’re offered an agreement to sign with a literary agent, or offered a book publishing agreement, or a contract to collaborate on a literary work, you need to ensure these agreements protect your legal rights and that you have a good understanding of the standard business terms and conditions in these agreements. Are the commissions and royalties typical for the industry? Are you getting a good deal? While many writers turn to a business lawyer, not every lawyer is familiar with the unique practices and terminology of the book publishing industry. This is what sets us apart; we have many years of specific experience in the book industry.

We are here to help you through the entire book publishing process — from initial idea to finished manuscript — and beyond. Our goal is to ensure every agreement is clear about your rights and your obligations. We understand literary agents look out for your best interests, but most agents are not attorneys. Also, your project may be a self-publishing venture without the participation of an agent, and may not involve a negotiation with a mainstream publisher. No matter what publishing business model is being used, we have the expertise to guide you through the process from beginning to end.

Whether you need assistance negotiating a literary agent’s agreement, a publishing agreement, have been presented with another type of publishing industry contract, or are considering collaborating with another writer, you want to make sure you have the best possible legal advice available. We have helped many writers protect their interests, and ensure the contract they are signing meets their writing goals and reflects industry financial standards.

Contact us for all your book industry needs.