textbook authors need an agent? Part 1
textbook authors need an agent? Part 2
been told that an agent can only make a slight difference
in the terms of a college textbook contract. Aren't agents
useful only if one is planning on becoming a prolific textbook
writer? What if I'm planning to write just one textbook?
long does it take for an agent to get a response from an editor?
you comment a bit on how you feel your previous career as
an editor helps you as an agent?
5. Can you briefly comment on your negotiating style and
philosophy? How assertive are you? Would you describe yourself
as hard-nosed or laid-back? Would you comment on your ideas
expectations do you have of me as an author? Heck, as a person?
involved are you in career guidance?
much editorial input do you like to have?
you handle publicity? Are you open to be a sounding board
for publicity ideas?
1. Why do you
require a signed Agency Agreement before agreeing to represent
an author's work?
constitutes "reasonably necessary" regarding the
hiring of sub-agents?
does "Agency will continue to earn commission in perpetuity"
mean? What if a book goes out of print and the rights revert
back to me and I decide to have a new agent sell them again?
does "license" refer to? Do you always consult with
authors before any agreement is made with regard to their
does the phrase "and in the event a transaction with
the same party on substantially the same terms appear on such
writing is consummated within 6 months of receipt of notice
of termination, Agency will be entitled to the commission
specified in Section 2 on such transaction" mean?
6. Does the last paragraph of the Governing Law Clause
(Clause 9) refer to representations between the author and
The Rosenberg Group only?
7. Will we use Schedule 1 for each new work accepted
by The Rosenberg Group?
you provide a 1099 at year-end?
you return your commission if a contract is terminated?
does your Agreement with clients extend for an "indefinite