Book Contracts 101

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 96 minutes
Recorded Date: April 26, 2017
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  • Grant of Rights
  • Subsidiary Rights
  • Financials
  • Publication
  • Legal Issues
  • Self-Publishing
  • Literary Agents
  • Trademark Issues
Runtime: 1 hour and 36 minutes
Recorded: April 26, 2017


This webinar explores basic publishing agreement terms, drafting tips, and negotiation strategies. The presenters will examine traditional and self-publishing contracts, exploring the effect of electronic publications on the evolution of the business.

This program was recorded on April 26th, 2017.

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American Bar Association


Evan Gregory

Senior Agent
The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency

Evan is a Senior Agent at The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency, he began in 2008 as an assistant.

Jason M. Koransky

Pattishall McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson, LLP

Jason Koransky's practice focuses on trademark, copyright, advertising, data privacy, publishing, and Internet law. His experience ranges from litigating in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, to trademark clearance, prosecuting domestic and foreign trademark applications, and drafting and negotiating license agreements.

Before transitioning into a career as an attorney, Jason worked as a journalist in the Chicago area for more than a decade. For 10 years he served as the editor of DownBeat magazine, an international music magazine devoted to jazz and blues. At DownBeat he gained a deep understanding of the issues affecting musicians, record labels, music publishers, venues, and the other entities in the music industry, as well as the myriad issues confronting journalists and publishers. He also interviewed the likes of Dave Brubeck, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, and Joni Mitchell. He carries his experience in the music and publishing industries into his law practice.

Prior to joining Pattishall in September 2014, Jason worked as an IP Associate at two firms in Chicago. In addition, he served for a year as a law clerk for the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber in the Northern District of Illinois. He earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, and his B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University.

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