The Authors Guild Model Trade Book Contract and Commentary is an invaluable reference guide to contemporary publishing contracts.

Newly updated to include recent changes in the treatment of digital rights, the Model Contract examines publishing contracts clause by clause, empowering authors with knowledge and insight for their negotiations with their publishers.

Guild members are sent a copy of the Model Contract upon joining. We also send all of our members an updated version of the Model Contract whenever a new edition is issued—most recently in September 2014.

The Authors Guild Model Trade Book Contract and Commentary is an invaluable reference guide to contemporary publishing contracts.

Newly updated to include recent changes in the treatment of digital rights, the Model Contract examines publishing contracts clause by clause, empowering authors with knowledge and insight for their negotiations with their publishers.

Guild members are sent a copy of the Model Contract upon joining. We also send all of our members an updated version of the Model Contract whenever a new edition is issued—most recently in September 2014. If you haven’t received your copy, please contact us.

You can also download a PDF version of the Model Book Contract here.

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