Book Contracts: Get The Best Terms

There is a fundamental conflict between authors and publishers: publishers want the most rights for the least amount of money; authors want the most money in return for giving up the fewest rights.  Author/attorney Milton Toby can help you navigate the treacherous waters of contract law. He’ll show you examples of bad (from an author’s perspective) contract language and suggestions for improvement.  He’ll also discuss some basic negotiating techniques. Toby serves as Chair of the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Contracts Committee, which reviews contracts for writers.  Saturday, August 25, 2012, 10:55-11:50 AM.  COMING AUGUST 2012 AT KILLER NASHVILLE.  Learn more at


About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker ( and founder of Killer Nashville ( As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” ( and the music CD “XO” ( A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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