As a new writer I am confused by the payment procedure in contracts.
I have read that:
4. Reputable publishers pay writers; reputable agents work on commission. Anything else should arouse suspicions
However what therefore should one decide if an agent maintains that the writer must ensure that the publisher sends all payments to the agent and the agent will subtract percentages and fees and forward the remainder to the writer within 14 days of the check clearance?
Is this standard procedure also?