I've been offered a book contract by a start up publisher - Worldwide Publishers LLC - can't find much on them - they are listed on Preditors and Editors.
The contract sounds very fair in that I as Author incur no expenses.
The contract states that "the Copyright will be filed by the Publisher on behalf of the Author and remain the property of the Author hereafter.
There is a clause that states the publisher has right of first refusal on any of the Authors works which I will request is either removed or states first refusal of Authors second book only.
Is this a standard? Anything suspect about that clause?
Has anyone dealt with this publisher or heard anything?
Basically it all sounds too good to be true so I'm a little skeptical.
Thanks for any help and advice.