Elizabeth Eve and Martin Glogier will give a presentation and answer questions about author-publisher contracts. This will include an overview of traditional royalty contracts, as well as other current publishing models. Martin will explain the nuts and bolts of a contract and review the legal vocabulary and provisions that are common in this context. Elizabeth will divulge how authors can understand the content and consequences of the publishing contract, both traditional and new modes of publishing.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Elizabeth Eve has been a bookseller, a publisher, an editor, project manager, consultant and general dog's body in the book industry, mostly in Atlantic Canada. She has also been a program officer at the Canada Council for the Arts and is now retired from a day-job, living in Halifax, doing editing and assisting in the promotion of Canadian literature.
Martin Glogier is a lawyer by trade, and an entrepreneur in spirit. Originally from Ottawa, Marty now lives in Halifax and joined the Artists’ Legal Information Society as a Director in 2014. Marty holds a keen interest in the arts, with particular emphasis in publishing works of fiction (across multiple mediums). Marty is committed to improving the prospects of Nova Scotia’s arts industry, and believes that the information-sharing role ALIS plays is a critical component to a healthy and vibrant industry. Marty holds a law degree and a M.B.A. from Dalhousie University, and has represented all manner of artists in his private practice to date. Marty currently works as a solicitor at the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.