Contractual Agreements in the Publishing and Printing Industry

A Practical Guide

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Many aspects of the publishing and printing industries are governed by contractual arrangements between the interested parties. This guide seeks to provide a range of model agreements with explanatory notes to cover the relationships between key players in this area. The contracts contained in this guide are drawn from a variety of contracts in use in the book trade and have been adapted for use by the publishing and printing industries. They can be used in countries whose legal systems are based on either common law or civil law.

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Lynette Owen, Rights Director of Pearson Education Ltd, a major multinational publisher of educational, academic and professional titles, wrote the model contracts and users’ guides. As well as being head of the department responsible for copyright licence sales and contracts, Lynette Owen is the author of Selling Rights (Third edition, Routledge, 1997) and a co-editor of Publishing Agreements (Fifth edition, Butterworths, 1997). New editions of both books are currently in preparation.

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