R262. Wait! Wait! Don’t Sign That: A Writer’s Guide to Book Contract Basics, Sponsored by The Authors Guild

Room 25, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Publishing agreements are some of the most important documents authors ever encounter, but for many writers, book contracts remain shrouded in mystery. This discussion among publishing industry attorneys and agents will offer an author-friendly introduction to the various standard book contracts. Learn what every book agreement should contain, how best to approach a contract negotiation, and what provisions to avoid or add.


Mary Rasenberger

Nancy Wolff

Cheryl L. Davis

Ellis B. Levine, a partner of Cowan, DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard, served as Vice President, Secretary, General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of Random House, Inc. from 1989 until 1998. He primarily represents book and audio publishers, authors, and literary agents.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside