Quick Guide to Publishing Contracts


A quick guide to your publishing contracts. SoA member? – you can download this guide for free from the Member Area of our main website.

Note: this digital publication will be immediately available to download in PDF format on completion of your order.

A quick guide to your publishing contract. This guide includes:

  • Acceptance
  • The rights/licence
  • Delivery and production
  • Publicity
  • Quotations and illustrations from other sources
  • Warranty and indemnity
  • The advance
  • Royalties
  • Special sales, cheap editions and remaindering
  • US editions
  • Subsidiary rights
  • Accounts and payments
  • Copyright and moral rights
  • Author copies
  • Copyright infringement
  • Revised editions
  • Competing works
  • Grounds for termination
  • Consequences of termination
  • Dispute resolution
  • Option on your next work
  • Assigning the benefit of the contract

Our Quick Guides are designed as brief introductions to their topics. If you’re an SoA member, please contact our advisors with specific enquiries – email info@societyofauthors.org or call 020 7373 6642.