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Audience: UTK Veterinary College

Lists of books for courses years 1-4, + other teaching and research support

"... there is a lot at stake for authors in a book deal, and it is well worth the effort to read the contract, understand its contents, and negotiate for favorable terms."

BEFORE signing a contract, read:


Published 2018 by the Authors Alliance

"The guide is designed to help authors to:

  • Learn about the basics of copyright law, and how copyright shapes the author-publisher relationship;
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of assigning and/or licensing their copyrights;
  • Understand the responsibilities of authors and publishers in preparing, designing, and marketing a book;
  • Clarify financial matters such as advances, royalties, and accounting statements;
  • Consider options for making their books available to readers in the short and long term;
  • Advocate and negotiate for contract terms that help them meet their creative and pragmatic goals;"

Get It Right: Negotiating the Publishing Contract - Spring 2015 Symposium Georgetown U.

Two hours, from 2015, still relevant, although parts will seem a bit dated.

Presenters discuss/reinforce topics covered in the Authors' Alliance guide above.

More support for authors