Contracts, Rights, and Signing Authors

WRITING X 455.1

Learn how literary agents take author manuscripts from query to signed contracts in this introductory course.

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Online
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Review and understand the content and role of agency agreements
  • Analyze publishing agreements and learn to understand legal language
  • Explore various publishing rights and what they mean
  • Identify the difference between a good deal and a bad deal for authors

About this course:

Literary agents are uniquely positioned in the publishing world to have their hands in many facets of the book process, from a book's inception through to finished copies and publicity. This course begins with an overview of the Agency Agreement, the contract that binds an author with an agent. Students analyze the contract in order to gain a general understanding of the role and responsibilities of an agent and how they go about shepherding authors and their work. This course also unravels the mysteries of book Publishing Agreements and provides a step-by-step guide to understanding the legal language, recognizing which subsidiary rights can (and should) be negotiated, and the differences between a good deal and bad deal—it isn't always money. Students leave the course with a general knowledge of what it takes to foster a book project from query to signed contracts. Required for the Certificate in Literary Representation.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Available
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Linda Camacho
377300
Fee:
$695.00
40 days left. Enroll by Jan 13, 2021
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 27, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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