Contracts and Dealbreakers

In 2013, I published a book called Dealbreakers. It is now woefully out of date, so I started a new series which I have since compiled into another book. That book will appear in November of 2016.

As I always do, I wrote the book out of order and in public. I’m leaving the blog posts up, in the order in which I wrote them (not the order that you’ll find in the book). When you read them, please read the comments as well, because readers added great points.

Introductory Remarks

Contract Basics

Fair, Compromise, Clout, and Balls

Know Your Rights

Prince, Estates, and the Future

Agents and Estates

Long-term Thinking: The Option Clause

Long-term Thinking: The Non-Compete Clause

The Grant of Rights Clause

Sneaky Money Grabs

An Important Notice on The Non-Compete Clause

Thugs, Lawyers, and Writers

Long-term Thinking: The Contract Termination Clause

Long-term Thinking: Rights Reversion

Discount Abuse

Other Evil Clauses

Protecting Your Content and Your Name

My Agent Will Negotiate

The Agent Clause

Agent Agreements

How To Hire An Attorney

A Real Book Contract

Mythbusting

Stealing Intellectual Property (on Patreon only at the moment)