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Agency contracts weighted to favor agents?
« on: January 31, 2020, 09:05:16 PM »
Hello!

How does one know what the norm is as far as agency contracts go? I’ve been looking at a contract from an agency I really want to work with but it seems quite vague. I did have a lawyer look it over and raised her comments to the agent. They were a bit dismissive and tried to reassure me that everything is standard.

What I’ve noticed is that under the termination section it’s very weighted towards the agency. There are several clauses That protect the agent’s fees but no reciprocal clauses protecting the author.

Am I overthinking things? I really do want to work with them. Are all agent contracts weighted this way? I’d love to just sign and not think about it but it does bother me...
TIA