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Join us Wednesday to discuss how a manuscript makes it to the marketplace. Register for the online panel discussion:
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Amazon Publishing Nov 8
Happening now at ! Join us to learn about how editor , author Johary Ravaloson, and translator worked together to publish RETURN TO THE ENCHANTED ISLAND, out now from !
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The Authors Guild Nov 8
The Authors Guild condemns the Trump administration’s efforts to pressure Hachette, the publisher of the forthcoming book A WARNING, to provide identifying information about its anonymous author prior to the book’s publication
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looking forward to my next epiphany Nov 6
Also at : Fri & Sat, 2-3 pm, attorney (himself a translator from Urdu, btw) will answer translators' Qs about legal rights, the AG’s new translator-focused initiatives (including the forthcoming Literary Model Contract!) +
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Copyright Alliance Nov 6
Looking for a quick but thorough rundown on the ? Check out this podcast from with 's and !
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ITooArtsCollective Nov 6
The 'from Manuscript to Marketplace' series regularly has public discussions on the path to between authors and editors. An upcoming one will be here in with and editor Liese Mayer on Tues., Nov. 19th!
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Amelia Possanza Nov 6
This Friday! Come hear and and yours truly talk about all the conspiring we did to bring DOMINICANA out into the world!!!
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The Authors Guild Nov 6
Estate Planning for Authors happening today at 1pm ET! You can still sign up at the link below 👇
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Ella Bartlett Nov 6
If I were in New York... would attend! There are so many diverse voices in French literature-- happy another one is now available for English readers. Check out 's translation blog here.
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The Authors Guild Nov 4
P.S. Our legal team reviews freelance contracts and makes recommendations for AG members!
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The Authors Guild Nov 4
4) Will not ask for "derivative works" rights (these are rights enable authors to turn a piece into a book or include it in an anthology, etc.); and 5) contain FAIR payment terms
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The Authors Guild Nov 4
A fair freelance author contract will generally: 1) allow authors to retain copyright; 2) ask for rights necessary for publishing in the particular media (website, or website archives); 3) will not be perpetually exclusive (limited to 5-30 days, or for featured pieces, 3 mos max;
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The Authors Guild Nov 4
The pub then becomes the owner of copyright - in this case the writer may lose out on valuable opportunities, including film/TV/multimedia derivative works.
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The Authors Guild Nov 4
Rights and payment are the two most important pieces of any publishing contract. Most web publications have started asking for all rights (including copyright) or commission the piece as a "work-for-hire" - this leaves the author without any rights.
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Copyright Alliance Oct 31
NEW - “The - small claims for writers and publishers” - with Mary Rasenberger and Cheryl Davis of ⁦⁩ ⁦
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The Authors Guild Oct 31
Executive Director Mary Rasenberger and General Counsel Cheryl Davis appeared on the IBPA's Inside Indie Publishing podcast to discuss the CASE Act. Listen here:
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The Authors Guild Oct 31
Another Manuscript to Marketplace added on November 8! Author Johary Ravaloson will be in conversation about his novel RETURN TO THE ENCHANTED ISLAND with his translator Allison M. Charette () and editor Gabriella
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The Authors Guild Oct 30
While we support the legislation’s intent & goal of extending employment protections and benefits to workers in the gig economy, we also believe it ignores many aspects of freelance writing work & will have unintended consequences for freelance writers.
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The Authors Guild Oct 30
Join us next Wednesday at 1pm ET for our webinar Estate Planning for Authors! Sign up here:
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Trupo Oct 30
New Yorkers: Check out ’s upcoming event on November 8!
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