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Annotated Contracts

The Alliance of Independent Authors has sourced and annotated—with the assistance of authors John Doppler and Helen Sedwick—some of the most common types of publishing contracts to assist you in understanding the key provisions so you can more confidently negotiate your rights and understand your obligations.

The information discussed in these guides should not be considered legal advice, and is provided as guidance only. ALLi recommends authors seek legal advice if you’re unsure about how to proceed with a contract negotiation.

Understand Your Contract with Kindle Direct Publishing
Understand Your Contract with Kindle Direct Publishing
How to Read a Translation Rights Contract
How to Read a Translation Rights Contract
Understand Your Contract with CreateSpace
Understand Your Contract with CreateSpace