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JennaGlatzer
08-30-2007, 07:27 AM
I don't have time to analyze it, but I ran across this today and thought it might be of interest to some here:

http://contracts.onecle.com/california-culinary/simon.pub.1996.02.22.shtml

That's a (fairly old) Simon & Schuster book contract. In case you've always been curious...

ATP
09-05-2007, 07:46 PM
I think this is a pretty good and informative piece of data, actually, despite its 'age'.

I would like to propose that it be made a 'sticky', and serve as part of the NF books forum permanent resources.

Thanks.

pollykahl
09-07-2007, 12:42 AM
Thanks Jenna, this is very interesting.

musicalzoo
09-22-2007, 05:53 AM
very cool!

hope to see one of those with my name and those figures on it someday! :)

oh, could ask for more, but I wont be greedy! lol

JennaGlatzer
09-22-2007, 06:06 AM
Cool. Glad it's helpful. I'll sticky it, and will try to add links to other contracts when I remember where I saw 'em. ;)

wordsmith
09-27-2007, 10:28 AM
Thanks Jenna...really informative.
I too hope to see those figures some day! Zoinks!

Talia
10-27-2007, 01:46 AM
Great link Jenna. Thanks ;)

JAG4584
10-27-2007, 02:00 AM
Thanks!

Karpathos
03-08-2008, 04:50 PM
A helpful example! Thanks, Jenna.

JasonA
08-19-2008, 06:13 PM
I don't have time to analyze it, but I ran across this today and thought it might be of interest to some here:

http://contracts.onecle.com/california-culinary/simon.pub.1996.02.22.shtml

That's a (fairly old) Simon & Schuster book contract. In case you've always been curious...
It'd be nice to get that deal.

Bluestone
08-19-2008, 06:35 PM
Cool. Glad it's helpful. I'll sticky it, and will try to add links to other contracts when I remember where I saw 'em. ;)

Did you happen to find links to any other contracts, or can I find any on other threads?

The Simon & Schuster advance sounds awfully nice! Would you be able to give an approximate $ range on a one book deal with a small publisher? Thanks.

rljude
09-14-2008, 12:54 AM
Does anyone know of any sites that may have more examples of contracts for fiction and non-fiction publications?

Thanks,
Rosa

platinumscript
09-29-2008, 01:49 AM
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playdatemom
11-10-2008, 03:44 AM
Thanks, Jenna. It was interesting to read the contract even if I didn't understand some of it. I hope one day I'll get a contract like that one. I think S&S might be a good market for my book about life stories.

ethicalwriter
05-15-2009, 06:19 AM
Yes thank you, rare and unique to see this.

The Troubadour
10-07-2009, 05:05 PM
That's a really helpful, and unique, catch. My contract had some different elements, but it was good to see another example.

Insana D
04-03-2010, 10:41 PM
Oh My GAWSH!! I"m going to be so filthy rich when they buy my book!! I can hardly wait. This is going to be so sweet, $300,000.00. I'll pay off all my debts and have enough left over for some PEZ, with the cool dispensers.

Thanks for this information. It gives me a very sweet piece of pie in the sky to dream of and lots of legal mumbo jumbo to turn my brain to mush and cause anal leakage. I really had no idea it was such a big deal. I've had mortgages with less detail.

Thanks again. I'm learning so much. My brain hurts.

Cliff Face
05-20-2010, 12:16 PM
Only glanced at it, but it's sooo sexy. :)

SamKam
07-28-2011, 10:39 PM
I wish I had seen this before I signed my non-fiction contract. The negotiations would have had a completely different flavor.

On an unrelated note, in a legal document that contains 108 independent clauses, it's funny how the human mind automatically gravitates towards the most important one first :).

Damir
11-05-2011, 05:39 PM
Thank you Jenna.Very interesting.