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Before You Sign | Literary Agents

Before you sign with a literary agent, read our advice.
 
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Before You Sign | Literary Executors

What is the role of a literary executor and what should you consider before appointing one?
 
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Before You Sign | Negotiating Payment for Translators

This month, we share advice on negotiating payment for translators.
 
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Before You Sign | Forming a Limited Company

We take a look at the pros and cons of forming a limited company as an author.
 
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Before You Sign | Joint Authorship

Thinking of working with someone else on your script, novel or poem? We discuss new guidance from the Court of Appeal.
 
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Before You Sign | Working with TV Producers

This month, Theo Jones discusses how authors and TV producers can work together fairly and effectively.
 
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Before You Sign | What deal are you getting?

Before you sign a publishing deal, make sure the deal you are getting works for you.
 
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Before You Sign | 10 Red Flags

This month we focus on what to look out for and when to call in the SoA advisors.
 
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Before You Sign | Social Media

Solicitors Briffa take a look at what to consider before posting on social media.
 
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Before You Sign | Virtual Author Visits

Before you agree to live streaming a virtual visit for schools, universities or festivals, read our advice.
 
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Before You Sign | Bank Account Scammers

This month we take a look at what to do if you or your publisher might have been scammed.
 
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Before You Sign | Negligent Misstatements

Be careful when writing not to give misleading or dangerous advice, writes Nicola Solomon.
 
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Before You Sign | Author-Commissioned Illustrations

If you are commissioning the services of a fellow-creator, try to treat them as you would expect to be treated yourself.
 
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Before You Sign | Moral Rights

We look at the four moral rights in UK copyright law, and what you should be aware of.
 
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Before You Sign | Freelance Engagements

Before you sign that freelance contract, take a look at our advice to ensure you're protected.
 
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Before You Sign | Round-Up 2018

We’re taking a look back at some of the topics covered in our Before You Sign blogs from 2018, before the new year.
 
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Before You Sign | Interviews

Before you say yes to that interview, or interview someone else, it's important that everyone understands the terms.
 
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Before You Sign | Poacher Turned Gamekeeper

Thinking about collaborating with someone? Think carefully before you sign up to any sort of joint venture, commission or collaboration.
 
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Before You Sign | School visits

School visits can be a rewarding experience and a great opportunity for a children’s writer or illustrator to be in direct contact with their audience. But before you brush up your...
 
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Before You Sign | Workshops and Writing Groups

Our Chief Executive Nicola Solomon jots down some things to keep in mind when you're sharing your work with writing groups.