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More on Morality Clauses

by Jacqui Lipton


A recent NY Times Op-Ed by Judith Shulevitz raised the thorny issue of so-called “morality clauses” in recent publishing contracts, which allow publishers to terminate contracts with authors for engaging in conduct (outside their writing) deemed immoral/unprofessional/unethical. While morality clauses have been common in entertainment industry contracts generally for many years, they’re relatively new to […]




To PR or Not to PR?

by Jacqui Lipton


I’ve been chatting to a number of author friends lately about the pros and cons of using a PR firm to help market their work. While the usual disclaimer applies to this column (i.e. nothing written here is intended as formal legal advice and folks who need help with particular issues should consult an agent […]


Working with Illustrators and Artists

by Jacqui Lipton


I’m not 100% sure how many readers of this blog have asked themselves (or someone else) questions about writing with an illustrator, but a number of writing colleagues have been talking to me about it lately so I thought it was worth setting out some info here. Usual disclaimer: Nothing written here is intended as […]


Contracts with Agents and Publishers

by Jacqui Lipton


One question that’s come up a lot lately for me involves writers not being sure if they have a contract in place with an agent or publisher, particularly where the contract is not in writing. Starting (*ahem*) with my usual disclaimer as always: Nothing written here is intended as formal legal advice and folks who […]


Assigning and Licensing Your Copyrights

by Jacqui Lipton


What’s the difference between assigning your copyright and licensing it? While they sound like they might mean the same thing, they’re actually quite different legally speaking. And before I go on, my usual disclaimer applies: Nothing written here is intended as formal legal advice and folks who need help with particular issues should consult an […]