The industry Bible on all aspects of author-publisher contracts, with 22 'precedent' contracts and an accompanying cd. Published in 2007, this edition includes the latest information on electronic and software rights, in addition to detailed commentary on standard author-publisher contracts and the many variations thereof (agreements for illustrators, translators, book series editors, contributors to a book, educational agreements etc). Rights licensing is also comprehensively covered. Along with Judith Butcher's Copy-Editing, this is a staple for every publisher and author's shelf.
It is accompanied by a CD-Rom which gives the text of the precedents.