If you are getting paid relatively little, then parse those rights like crazy to get them the
minimum they can live with. I suspect it will be difficult to do that if you are dealing with a big
publisher, but smaller publishers might go for it. Limits on quantity, language, & retail channel
are all legitimate ways to minimize the rights.
On 5/20/14, 1:46 PM, Lore Ruttan wrote:
> A royalty would be best but if that's not a possibility what are the options. The section on
> children's books in the GAG guidelines says flat fees are actually quite common in kids books - and
> I'm certain it will be all I get on this current project. So, I'm just thinking about new ways of
> parsing copyrights.
> I'm working on another kids book where I am getting paid relatively little but I have also given
> very limited copyrights to the author and a heads up that I will be asking for more if the book is a
> success and he wants to extend copyrights.
> I guess time limited rights might also be appropriate for ebooks.
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