Contracts are hugely important in the publishing world, and we treat them as such. We evaluate all contracts from a multi-faceted view, evaluating important points such as rights, advances, royalties, basketing, and manuscript delivery.
We Help Traditional & Self-Published Authors Succeed
Whether you’re traditionally published or a self-published author, the road to publication can be a long and tiresome one. Coming up with an idea for a book is just the first step, with so much more to follow. Somewhere along the line, you’re likely to run into a contract or two, and unless you’re skilled at reading legalese, you risk signing away some significant rights to your work for far less than they’re worth. At Norton Law Corporation, we’re not just literary attorneys, we’re contracting specialists, copyright experts, trademark professionals—a perfect combination of everything you need when you’re on the path to publication. And even after you’re published, we can help too. We offer myriad post-publication services to help expand the reach of your work: licensing, foreign rights, and book series intellectual property protection, just to name a few.
As far as fees go, we treat our pre-publication author clients the same way we treat our startup and fledgling small business customers—flat fees, deferred fees, and otherwise highly flexible fee agreements. That way you always know exactly what to expect from our fees, and we strive to work within your budget to make sure you get the best services without steep hourly rates.