Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Very Serious Question - Posthumous Publishing

A very serious question. Or rather, a set of questions regarding the death of an author:

If the author has books already contracted, but they haven't gone through the editing phase, or have a cover, who handles the edits? Or approves the covers?

Does the family (estate benefactors) continue to receive the royalites?

Once a book has fulfilled its contract time, can the family make the decision whether to leave the book as is, or to request its rights back?

If there are completed books that have yet to be contracted, can the family submit those books to a publisher and also sign the contracts for them?

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