Thanks to the support of our Kickstarter backers, our institutional co-sponsors, and the ongoing work of Rob Walker and the team at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley Law, we are happy to announce that our forthcoming guide to Understanding Book Publication Contracts has reached a milestone!
But first, we would like to take the opportunity to publicly acknowledge and thank the individuals and institutions who have made this project possible through their donations. We encourage you to view the list of our supporters, and to join us in thanking all those who contributed so generously.
And now, we’re happy to report that progress on the Guide is going well (and on schedule!). A complete manuscript of the guide has been released to a group of expert reviewers, including publishers, agents, literary attorneys, and authors. Over the coming weeks, their comments and edits will be incorporated into the draft to create a thorough, accurate, and useful resource for authors who want to understand contract terms and negotiate wisely.
We are excited to share this forward progress, and will continue to provide updates as our work on the guide continues!