Episode 8: The Contract 

It’s contracts time!

But what does that mean? What’s involved in the process of coming to an agreement with a publisher? What more should you be looking at than the dollar amount you’re offered?

In this episode, we talk with lawyer and contracts expert Katie Lane, from Work Made for Hire, about the ins and outs of the contract process — from the moment of getting a book offer through to dealing with any problems you might have fulfilling things you agreed on in your contract.

Want to know even more about contracts after listening to this episode? (Of course you do.)

Katie has you covered! Here’s a series of emails she provides about the basics of contracts demystification: bit.ly/understandcontracts.

Alison Wilgus is a writer, editor and cartoonist; her comics have been published by First Second, Dark Horse, DC, Del Rey and Nickelodeon Magazine, and she’s currently working on a graphic novel duology with Tor.

Gina Gagliano is the Publishing Director of Random House Graphic, Random House’s dedicated imprint for comics for kids and teens, and has worked with organizations like the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and the Toronto Comics Art Festival to coordinate programming and media.

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