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Contracts · Finances & Taxes · Postage · Setting Fees

Contracts
10 Key Negotiating Points in an Author-Publisher Agreement
http://www.ivanhoffman.com/points.html

Articles About Contracts, by Ivan Hoffman
http://www.ivanhoffman.com/helpful.html
More than 20 excellent articles on various aspects of contracts for writers and publishers.

The Book Editor Contract , by Ivan Hoffman
http://www.ivanhoffman.com/editor.html
Read this before hiring an editor for your manuscript -- or before deciding to BECOME an editor.

Findlaw's Find a Lawyer
http://lawyers.findlaw.com
A place to search for copyright and contract lawyers.

The Ghostwriter Agreement , by Ivan Hoffman
http://www.ivanhoffman.com/ghost.html
Whether you're thinking of becoming a ghostwriter, or hiring one, read this first!

Journalist Electronic Rights Negotiation Strategies
http://www.nwuboston.org/Call2Action/strategies.htm

National Writers Union
http://www.nwu.org
Organization focusing on rights and related issues. Documents on various topics, including rights and copyrights, can be found at http://www.nwu.org/docs/dochome.htm

Royalty Calculations in Book Contracts
http://www.ivanhoffman.com/royalties.html

Tara K. Harper FAQ: Contracts
http://www.tarakharper.com/faq_ctrc.htm
Discussion of the meaning of various contract terms, and how to negotiate them.

Trade Book Publishing Agreement Checklist
http://www.copylaw.com/forms/pubchk.html
A good overview of items commonly found in a book publishing agreement.

Voluntary Lawyers for the Arts
http://www.vlany.org/
This organization can help with legal issues relating to art and intellectual property.

Sample Contracts
Book Editor Contract
http://www.ivanhoffman.com/editor.html
Sample contract and tips for working with an independent book editor.

Model Contracts
http://www.sfwa.org/category/sample-contracts/
Model contracts for author/agent, anthology, hardcover, magazine, paperback, and web publishing.

Sample Author Collaboration Agreement
http://www.adlerbooks.com/collab.html
A useful contract sample if you wish to collaborate on a writing project.

Postage Information
Canada Post
http://www.canadapost.ca/
Canadian postage rates and other information.

U.S. Postal Service Stamp Store
https://store.usps.com/store/
Order U.S. postage in any denomination, from anywhere in the world. (Ideal for writers outside the U.S. who need postage for a SASE from the U.S.) Small shipping charges apply (higher for international orders).

U.S. Postal Service Zip Code Lookup
https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action
Find a zip code for any location in the U.S.

Yahoo! Postal Information
http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference/Postal_Information/
International postal rates and post codes.

Setting Fees and Getting Paid
Editorial Photographers
http://www.editorialphoto.com
Information on how to price and sell your photos, plus market information, trade groups and more.

Putting a Price on Your Capabilities: How to Set Your Fees as a Freelance Writer
http://www.writedirection.com/setting-fees
How to set fees based on your expenses, cost of living, etc.

Salary.com
http://www.salary.com
Find out how much you should be earning, based on your job title/description and region. Select a location, then a job category, e.g., "Printing and Publishing." Then click on "Advanced job title search" and type in a title (e.g., writer or editor). You'll get a list of categories to choose from; select the title that applies to you.

Sample Collection Letters
http://www.bizfilings.com/toolkit/tools-forms/finance/business-finances/sample-collection-letters.aspx
Letters to use when attempting to collect payment from a client.

What to Pay a Writer
http://www.writers.ca/
A good overview of freelance fees and rates for such jobs as advertising, business writing, editing, ghostwriting, magazine writing, technical writing, translation, and more. Rates are listed in Canadian dollars but are still applicable to U.S. writers. (Scroll down to locate the link to this and other interesting articles.)
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Recommended Reading


The Business of Writing

Contracts Companion for Writers

Deal Breakers 2013: Contract Terms Writers Should Avoid

The Freelancer's Survival Guide

Literary Law Guide for Authors

Negotiating a Book Contract

New Tax Guide for Writers, Artists, Performers and Other Creative People

Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business and More

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer

The Writer's Legal Guide

 

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