Friday, August 31, 2007

Anatomy of an Agency Agreement—Part Seven

STATUS: Worked hard today when I know everyone else was off playing for the three-day weekend. That’s okay though. I had a great time in NZ.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? I MAY KNOW THE WORD by Natalie Merchant

The next clause in my agreement is a snoozer but hey, everyone has to have warranties. My next clause basically states that you, as the author, hold the copyright to the work and that you warrant and represent that you have every right to enter into a publishing agreement for the work. In the event you don’t (and you lied about it), then you indemnify and hold the agency harmless for expenses raised by your breach of the warranties.

Yeah. That’s English.

Then the clause states that we both represent and warrant that we are free to enter in this agreement together and that neither party has a conflict with fulfilling it.

Small potatoes of a clause really. Just wait until you see the one in your publishing contract!

TGIF and have a great Labor Day Holiday Weekend (if you live in the U.S. that is).