I just signed the contract for my 17th novel which gave me the idea. My first contact as a budding writer, years ago, was a not such a good one, and I was saved only because the publisher went bankrupt. This contract is my third with this publisher and their conditions are fair.
There’s a lot more than the traps told by the snakes. CAVEAT: I’m not a lawyer. In case of problems, the best is to consult an IP specialist.
The Writer’s Union of Canada offers sound advice too. More precisions on the US Copyright Office. The website Writers Beware presents a good overview of rights vs copyrights. For those of you pondering about indie publishing, I do recommand the very well-organized series of articles The Business Rusch by the poly-genres author Kris Rusch.
My husband often wears a Marillion T shirt in the comics, a group that he likes.
The page is my hidden homage to Andre Franquin, the creator of the pesky “laughing” Gull featuring in the Gaston Lagaffe series. And in this comic. As for my own signature, it figures in the middle of the page for a change…
And, about the copy…