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ASA Model Trade Publishing Agreement now available to SPN members

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and the Small Press Network (SPN) have partnered to make a version of the ASA’s Model Trade Publishing Agreement available to all full members of SPN.

The ASA/SPN model agreement, which is endorsed by both organisations, provides a working template within which authors and publishers can negotiate commercial terms.

ASA CEO Juliet Rogers said the template is designed to help both publishers and authors. ‘We are very happy to see this example of collaboration across the industry come to fruition. We all know legal costs are prohibitive for small publishers, and providing SPN member publishers with access to the Model Trade Publishing Agreement is a concrete way the ASA can assist them and benefit their authors,’ said Rogers.

‘We hope that the agreement will help publishers to streamline their contractual arrangements with authors and to get on with publishing,’ said SPN general manager Matthia Dempsey.

Full SPN members can purchase the agreement package—including the template publishing agreement, a guide to completing the agreement and a glossary—for $175.

For more information, see the SPN website.



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