What’s an Author-Agent Agreement?

What’s an Author-Agent Agreement? Today let’s talk about the agreement between the writer and the agent, known as an Agency Agreement. This is different from a publisher contract. The agency agreement formalizes the working relationship between you and your agent. It can be simple and relatively brief (the one we use at Books & Such is three pages) or it can be more complicated. Here are a few things the agreement might specify. Your agreement might not cover all these points, or it may cover more. → The length of time the agreement is in effect (term). → The commission percentage you’re paying the agent (usually 15% plus an additional 5% to 15% if there is an international subagent involved). → Author and agent’s obligations with respect to the agreement. → A clause giving the agent...
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