I will be going to a memorial service and remembrance tomorrow, which will eat up a lot of my day tomorrow, and may also lead me to be light on posts tonight. Apologies in advance.
I am hoping readers can give me some help here. I have been asking for months (I am not exaggerating) for a referral for a lawyer to review my literary agent’s contract, and (soon) the book contract. Haven’t signed the agent contract since no need to till the book contract is ready (which takes more time for the publisher to produce than you can imagine, and the agent will negotiate it before presenting it to me). But that time is approaching.
No one I know who has done a book has anyone to recommend. And the indirect referral I got (from a guy who has done a lot of music deals) was to a firm that was on the other side of the table from me on a deal once. I was appalled at how the consistently turned molehills into mountains, and were clearly running up a huge tab on a teeny transaction.
This should be pretty straightforward for someone knowledgeable (as in it should not take much time), and I deal al lot with contracts, but this is an area where I don’t know the norms. Anyone who has an attorney they’ve used in this area that they can recommend, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!