Novelists, Inc. Statement in Support of Authors Guild Position
Novelists, Inc. supports Authors Guild in alerting authors to the ramifications of language Simon & Schuster has included in its standard contract. The language, as Authors Guild says, “would allow Simon & Schuster to consider a book in print, and under its exclusive control, so long as it’s available in any form.”
Novelists, Inc., the only organization of multi-published popular fiction authors, urges its members to carefully weigh the issue before considering accepting such language in any contract. And we call on Simon & Schuster to rescind the language from its standard contract.
See the Authors Guild site for more details.