After a couple of weeks of other topics, I’m back to continue my series on how I got my book deal and what I’ve learned about getting a book published.
It came time to negotiate my contract with Wiley, and I was happy that I had an experienced attorney to help. So You Want to Write a Book has a great page about negotiating a contract. It speaks specifically about their contracts with writers, but gives some good baseline information that others can use.
It was important for me to work with an attorney because this was my first book contract. I had no idea what should or shouldn’t be in it, and what I should expect in terms of money. The attorney had experience with these contracts, and knew what to expect.
Here are some of the most important parts of the contract: