The Illustrator’s Guide to Law and Business Practice - AOI Member

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This comprehensive illustrated guide covers all aspects of the law likely to affect illustrators. It contains '14 Rules to keep you out of trouble', recommended terms and conditions, advice on calculating fees, negotiating, copyright, how to write a licence agreement and protect yourself against exploitative practices. 

There’s a clear guide to royalty contracts - invaluable if you are working in publishing - advice on Rights Grabs, illustration agents and useful checklists to ensure readers consider all the relevant issues in particular situations. The Illustrator's Guide to Law and Business Practice includes the AOI’s standard contract for illustrators, which details ownership of copyright, cancellation and rejection fees, changes, warranties and ownership of artwork. Should all else fail, there’s even a clear and realistic guide to the small claims court, which describes the whole process from start to finish.

The distinctive cover is by Russell Cobb, and each chapter is illustrated in full colour by well known illustrators, including Harriet Russell, Kenneth Andersson, Sarah Hanson, Nigel Owen, Lasse Skarbovik and Nancy Tolford.

‘Simon has managed to break the law down in a way which makes it accessible, and this is often the hardest thing to achieve… this will prove invaluable in arming illustrators against  (all too frequent) bad practice. The illustrations are also great.’ Helen Dutta, Copyright Adviser Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS)

Written by Simon Stern, published by the Association of Illustrators, 2008

ISBN 978-0-9558076-0-2
Binding: Softback with flaps
Illustrations: 24 colour illustrations,
144 pages, 265 x 215mm.

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