Top 10 Tricks and Traps of Publishing Contracts
Ten important things you need to consider before you sign on the dotted line of a publishing contract. What rights are you actually giving away? Are you getting a fair royalty? Will you ever get your rights back? What does a normal publishing contract look like anyway? If you are an established or emerging author, come along to hear publishing consultant and literary agent Alex Adsett discuss some of the sneakier things publishers include in their contract, and how to avoid them. This gives you a great behind the scenes look at the publishing industry, and advice on when to negotiate, and when to walk away.
What Even is a Literary Agent and Do You Need One?
This talk runs through what a literary agent does for an author, and their place in the publishing industry ecosystem. How much do literary agents get paid? How do you fire your literary agent? Can authors take on this role for themselves and get by just fine? Including insights into the sometimes obscure world of the publishing industry, this talk will answer all your questions.
Alex Adsett is a literary agent and publishing consultant offering commercial contract advice to authors and publishers. She has more than twenty years’ experience working in the publishing and bookselling industry and has managed Alex Adsett Publishing Services since 2008. As a consultant, Alex helps authors and publishers negotiate publishing contracts in line with industry standards. As a literary agent, she is focused on finding exceptional manuscripts for adults, young adults and children, including romance, commercial, science fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, picture books and narrative non-fiction. Alex represents a select stable of authors including Jodi McAlister, Marlee Jane Ward, Sasha Wasley, and Catherine Pelosi. She is often to be found on twitter at @alexadsett or via her website www.alexadsett.com.au.
Details When: Saturday 17 November, 9.30am – 12.00pm Where: Byron Writers Festival Office, Level 1 – 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay Tickets: $ 35 / $45 members or students