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Saturday, August 8 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Negotiate the Best Book Contract

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You’ve done it: you’ve found a publisher for your book! But before you can spend your advance,
you must first navigate the jargon-filled waters of your contract. Our panelists will discuss the ins and outs of book contracts, what kind of rights publishers ask for, and what rights authors should keep.

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Molly K. B. Hunt

Molly K. B. Hunt is a freelance editor and second-year graduate student in Portland State’s Book Publishing program. She serves as acquisitions co-manager for Ooligan Press and interns for Chatwin Books, a Seattle-based publisher. On behalf of Ooligan Press, she’s always on the... Read More →
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Ooligan press

Ooligan Press is a general trade publisher with national distribution rooted in the rich literary tradition of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2001, Ooligan is a teaching press dedicated to the art and craft of publishing. Affiliated with Portland State University, the press is... Read More →

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Mary Bisbee-Beek

READ A Unique Perspective
Mary Bisbee-Beek began a publishing career in 1979 in San Francisco, California. She has been the owner and Director of Beeksbee Books, an independent publicity and marketing consulting office, 1992–2003 in St. Paul, MN. In 2003 she joined the University of Michigan Press, where... Read More →
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Tina Ricks

Managing Acquisitions Editor, Trial Guides
Tina Ricks is the managing acquisitions editor at Trial Guides, a Portland-based law publisher that specializes in law books realpeople can understand. Before working at Trial Guides, Tina wrote manuals,online help systems, and conducted usability studies for several software companiesin... Read More →
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Todd Sattersten

Astronaut Projects
Todd Sattersten is the publisher at Astronaut Projects and the author of three books including Every Book Is a Startup. He has worked in nonfiction publishing for the last 12 years as publisher,agent, editor, foreign rights scout, and bookseller. He has coachedauthors on book... Read More →

Saturday August 8, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT

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