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Drafting and Negotiating Book Publishing Agreements

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Produced on September 22, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 36m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This program will review and discuss the fundamental clauses in book publishing agreements and the terms of art specific to the industry. The program will also review the typical points of contention between authors and publishers and discuss some of the nuances to consider when drafting and negotiating these agreements.

Presented by Jonathan Lyons Esq. of Lyons & Salky Law, LLP, this program will benefit attorneys engaged in entertainment and media law practices.



Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the book publishing contracts process
  2. Review the primary elements in a book publishing agreement
  3. Analyze areas of contention between parties
  4. Discuss best practices regarding the drafting and negotiating

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Faculty

Jonathan Lyons

Lyons & Salky Law, LLP

Jonathan Lyons is a founding partner of Lyons & Salky Law LLP, a boutique media and entertainment law firm. Jonathan provides counseling to clients in all areas of the media industry, with an emphasis on publishing, copyright, podcasts, employment, and merchandising. His practice includes the representation of authors, artists, publishers, estates, and agents regarding publishing and copyright matters; negotiation of employment agreements for print and broadcast journalists, agents, and publishing executives; counseling to publishers and magazines regarding their intellectual property and business affairs; and neutral arbitration and mediation services for intellectual property disputes. Jonathan has developed particular expertise in complex and cutting edge transactions in the digital and audio media space.

Jonathan is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Master of Science in Publishing Program, where he teaches a course on contract negotiation. Separately, Jonathan is also a literary agent and Vice President at Curtis Brown, one of the most venerable and prominent literary agencies in the world, where he represents writers in a variety of genres. He has also previously served as Chair for the Contracts Committee of the Association of Authors’ Representatives.





Reviews

SD
Stephanie D.

As with all Lawline lecturers -- I have learned so much from this class.

PM
Pamela M.

very good, practical knowledge

KV
Kenneth V.

Nice job

RB
Rene B.

Good information.

PO
Peter O.

Extremely well done.

CW
Cheryl W.

Very interesting and very detailed.

SW
Sherry W.

Excellent speaker! Highly knowledgeable in the field and very professional!

KK
Krystin K.

Thank you!

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