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Contract Negotiations 101: Cover Your Bases While Building Relationships

November 18, 2015 @ 5:15 pm


What do agents, publishers, and freelancers need to know to conduct more successful contract negotiations? In this panel discussion, three industry professionals will consider issues such as effective tone, areas of common disagreement, and clauses to watch out for. Participants will include freelance copyeditor and writer Paula L. Fleming, author business consultant and former agent Laurie Harper, and Hazelden Publishing’s Executive Director of Operations, Lenny Peterson.


Paula L. Fleming is the founding partner of Fleming Editorial Services (flemingeditorial.com). Paula began in the publishing industry 15 years ago as a freelance copyeditor. Today, Fleming Editorial continues to provide copyediting and proofreading services and specializes in authoring content to support textbooks. Fleming Editorial also works with independent authors to produce print and e-books, providing services from ghostwriting to design and layout.

Laurie Harper has over 30 years of experience in publishing, known to editors, agents, and authors alike. She is a published author, former small press publisher, literary agent for over 25 years, and now a business consultant for writers.

Lenny Peterson has been with Hazelden Publishing for 27 years in various positions. He currently manages Hazelden Publishing Operations, which includes procurement, fulfillment services, royalties, rights and permissions, contracts, operating systems, and electronic and subscription product support.


November 18, 2015
5:15 pm


Open Book, Target Auditorium
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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