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Before You Sign | 10 Red Flags

This month we focus on what to look out for and when to call in the SoA advisors.
 
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Before You Sign | Social Media

Solicitors Briffa take a look at what to consider before posting on social media.
 
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Before You Sign | Virtual Author Visits

Before you agree to live streaming a virtual visit for schools, universities or festivals, read our advice.
 
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Before You Sign | Bank Account Scammers

This month we take a look at what to do if you or your publisher might have been scammed.
 
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Before You Sign | Negligent Misstatements

Be careful when writing not to give misleading or dangerous advice, writes Nicola Solomon.
 
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Before You Sign | Author-Commissioned Illustrations

If you are commissioning the services of a fellow-creator, try to treat them as you would expect to be treated yourself.
 
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Before You Sign | Moral Rights

We look at the four moral rights in UK copyright law, and what you should be aware of.
 
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Before You Sign | Freelance Engagements

Before you sign that freelance contract, take a look at our advice to ensure you're protected.
 
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Before You Sign | Round-Up 2018

We’re taking a look back at some of the topics covered in our Before You Sign blogs from 2018, before the new year.
 
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Before You Sign | Interviews

Before you say yes to that interview, or interview someone else, it's important that everyone understands the terms.
 
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Before You Sign | Poacher Turned Gamekeeper

Thinking about collaborating with someone? Think carefully before you sign up to any sort of joint venture, commission or collaboration.
 
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Before You Sign | School visits

School visits can be a rewarding experience and a great opportunity for a children’s writer or illustrator to be in direct contact with their audience. But before you brush up your...
 
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Before You Sign | Workshops and Writing Groups

Our Chief Executive Nicola Solomon jots down some things to keep in mind when you're sharing your work with writing groups.
 
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Before You Sign | Charity Begins at Home

We’re all asked to contribute to charitable causes–money, time, professional expertise. Nicola Solomon asks how you can balance the line between being charitable and being exploited?
 
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Carers Week blog: staying healthy and connected

11-17 June is Carers Week and to celebrate this, Bridget Blankley, a member of our Writers as Carers Group has written this blog on the theme of staying healthy and connected. 
 
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Before You Sign | Option Clauses

Option Clauses give a publisher the right to get a first look at your future work. This month we asked the advisors for a rundown.
 
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Before You Sign | Obtaining Permissions

Many contracts make the author responsible for obtaining permission for the use of any material from other sources, and for paying permission fees.
 
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Before You Sign | Over-Reaching Contracts

Keep in mind that some contracts can affect your writing life far beyond the confines of the work you're being contracted for. Our experts point out the terms to watch out for.
 
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Before You Sign | Getting your rights back

For February we went to the advisors for tips on how to get your rights back from publishers, and what to watch out for at the end of contracts.
 
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Before You Sign | Money from unexpected sources

This month we asked the advisors about collective licensing - a way for authors to quickly and easily boost their income.