Literary & Publishing

Mableson Law Group provides more than 20 years experience in the book industry representing authors and publishers related to traditional book publishing and digital publishing. We draft, review, and negotiate literary contracts, and are able to assist authors with issues created by the advent of online publishing, digital book downloads, and e-books. Because new media presents many opportunities and challenges to authors, book writers need to have someone handle the business side of writing. We help authors understand their rights and options in the digital age.

Platforms: Print, e-book, Kindle, Nook, and more.

Contracts: Traditional Print to Digital

Agreements and Deals: From start to finish such as –

  • Literary Agent Contracts
  • Blog Law
  • Author – Agent Agreements
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Non-Fiction Book Proposals
  • Ghost Writing Agreements
  • Permissions and Clearances(names, pictures, and biographical information)
  • Defamation, privacy and right of publicity rights issues
  • Publisher’s Releases
  • Interview releases
  • Royalty Agreements
  • Author-Publisher Agreements
  • Publishing Contracts
  • Publisher Disputes
  • Book Distributor Contracts
  • Printing Contracts
  • Screenplays
  • Self-Publishing Legal Issues
  • Interview Clearances
  • Book to Film Options
  • Book to Movie deals
  • Literary Executor Issues

Self-Publishing

Once frowned upon as the ugly step-sister of the publishing world, self-publishing in the digital age of “print on demand” (POD) is now viewed as a legitimate means for breaking out an important title that a traditional publisher would never consider. Authors can now use the many self publishing and print on demand services available on the internet and can easily publish in traditional print and in electronic format. With e-books are outselling paper based print books, the opportunities available to authors are tremendous.

We enjoy working with authors to make sure the legal side of their self-publishing ventures are in order and positioned for immediate and future success. We have self-published legal books ourselves and we have a first hand, boots-on-the-ground understanding of the entire process from start to finish.

Clients

Our clients include a large number of New York Times bestselling authors together with many clients signed to major publishing houses, independent publishers, and those who successfully self-publish. We represent authors on all aspects of their writing business from the proposal to the publishing contract to the film adaptation of the book and beyond. We take great pride in positioning authors and creating a platform for authors to reap the benefit from their ancillary rights derived from their books such as book to film, book to graphic novel, book to television series, merchandising, and so on. Just a few of our clients include:

Stephenie Meyer – The NYT Best Selling Twilight Series of Books, Films and Merchandising

Allison DuBois – The Prime Time Emmy Award winning show “MEDIUM” and her NYT Bestselling Books

Linda Cobb aka The Queen of Clean – NYT Bestselling Author

Steve and Annette Economides – NYT Bestselling Authors regarding the economy and saving money

Martha S. Siegel – NYT Bestselling Author regarding Marketing on the Internet

Kerrie Droban – NYT Bestselling Author of true crime stories

Hale Dwoskin – NYT Bestselling Author of The Sedona Method

Catherine Graves – Self Published

Daniel Hernandez – Biography published by a major publishing house

Francisco “Pancho” Quintana – Biography published by a major publishing house

Shannon Meyer – Literary & Audio

Z-Health® – TM

Rangelo Productions – Film

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