Q: My co-author and I have been asked to provide a collaboration agreement to our agent.‑ Where can‑we find a template for creating this document?—Michele
A: Templates for author contracts can be found in Tad Crawford’s Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers (Allworth Press). It’s a great resource for finding all the legal forms an author could need, including a co-authoring contract. The book comes with a CD for your computer that has all the forms on it. Plus, by reading over the other contracts available, you’ll have a better sense of all the rights/topics you and your writing partner need to discuss.
Brian A. Klems is the online managing editor of Writer’s Digest magazine.
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