What should I look for when signing a contract with a literary agent?
February 24, 2014 8:50 AM Subscribe
After a long search and several meetings, I've finally found a great NYC-based agent for my non-fiction book. Yay! But tell me pitfalls about the contract -- what kind of clauses might I regret signing?
posted by EtTuHealy to Work & Money (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Agent is from a very reputable firm, and I've spoken to other happy clients. So I'm not worried about him being a scoundrel at all. But I don't know anything about contracts (or business), and reading it, I'm just not sure where I could get tripped up. For privacy reasons, I'd prefer not to share the actual contract, but I would love if anyone had any advice on pitfalls to look out for. What might I regret down the line?