Members’ Consultancy Service

NZ Society of Authors has a committee who respond to contract queries. They also advise members on steps they can take when a publisher does not honour the terms of a contract or someone has illegally copied your work. NB: The committee gives recommendations based on their experience in the literary sector, not legal advice. The service is not a substitute for legal advice.

To access the consultancy service, send your query to: Members’ Consultancy Service

Sample Contracts and Information

Model Standard Publishing Contract
Ghostwriters’ Fact Sheet
Ghostwriters’ Contract
Recommended Royalty Statement
Overseas Rights and Co-editions
Tips on Selling Overseas Rights

Shaving the Margins 2021 – what to look out for in contracts