4.8

Google Reviews

Need Help? Contact An Australian Business Lawyer Today 1300 003 077
Search
Close this search box.

Legal Advice For Authors & Publishers

Get a fast and affordable publishing attorney for your manuscript, eBook or other work with Prosper Law. Speak with our legal and advisory specialists about your rights and obligations as a creator or distributor.​

If you have written a manuscript or need help in navigating agreements, our friendly team of book contract lawyers know how to protect your rights and negotiate in the best interests of you and your work.

We provide fixed-fee legal services for Australian creators and distributors – so you can have the coverage you need, and the peace of mind you deserve.

Contact us for a free consultation

Our Publication Law Services

contract

Legal Reads & Advice for Authors & Distributors

As experienced publishing lawyers, we’ve represented clients in relation to defamation, intellectual property infringement, libel, sedition, contempt, and misleading/deceptive conduct matters and can offer our services in an advisory or representative capacity.

We provide legal advice for authors and publishing houses surrounding any questions or queries about the processes and legalities.

taraju

Book Contract Lawyer for Contracts

If you need a lawyer to review, write a confidentiality agreement, publishing agreement, distribution agreement, or eBook agreement, Prosper Law has your needs covered.

Copyrights, licensing, and general contractual arrangements are at the heart of most publishing law matters. This is why our team works tirelessly to ensure that clients have a full understanding of the agreements they are presented with

peopless

Fixed Fee Publishing Attorneys

From your first consultation, we will openly discuss the fixed rate we can offer you. As your publishing attorney we will always endeavour to secure optimal and efficient solutions for whatever issue you present to us.​

We have provided manuscript reads and served in advisory capacities to writers and editors across Australia. If you’re unable to get to an office that’s okay as well. We are set up to offer our services through authenticated and secure online channels.

vector5bag

Copyright Licensing and Clearance

Our experienced book lawyers will ensure that your copyright is protected. We draft licensing agreements and intellectual property contracts.

We advise authors and publishers on copyright infringement issues. Whether it's a cease and desist letter or advice to avoid breaching someone else's copyright, we can help.

Why choose Prosper Law?

Publication legal issues are complicated

The legalities surrounding publishing law can be complicated, confusing, and expensive. With Prosper Law and our fixed-rate and exceptional expertise – these worries are a thing of the past.

We have successfully represented and advised a multitude of clients in the creative arts and distribution/publication industry and have the necessary experience to secure the best solution for you.

We care about our clients

From the first meeting, you will understand the care we put towards our clients. We take the time to understand the particulars and the needs of your legal matter – and thanks to our fixed-fee base, you’ll never have to worry about how much you’re spending.

We are a fixed-fee law firm

Our publishing attorneys are fixed-fee. This gives our clients certainty around their legal costs. We will give you an upfront fee and that’s exactly what you will be billed for at the end of your matter.

What our clients say

Holly Teague
Holly Teague
2023-09-11
Big Thank you to Krystal and Prosper Law for expediting my employment contract and getting it back to me within 48 hours. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for an employment lawyer.
Larissa Rogers
Larissa Rogers
2023-09-09
I came across Prosper Law while searching for an Employment Lawyer for a recent dispute. I had the pleasure of working with both Krystal and Farrah and I am extremely grateful for their attention to detail and guidance throughout my matter.
Yatin Kulkarni
Yatin Kulkarni
2023-08-29
Absolutely fantastic work by Carlyn Sicat and Farrah Motley by turning around the review of my Contract within 24 hours. Crystal clear recommendations and therefore didn't need any follow up. Highly recommended recommend them if you need an employment lawyer!
Connor Summers
Connor Summers
2023-08-09
Our business needed urgent legal advice for several employment law matters. Prosper Law’s employment contract lawyers were quick to respond, offered a fixed fee price for their legal services and were able to achieve a great result for our business. For any employers looking for a quality employment law firm, we highly recommend the team at Prosper Law.
Jane Gentle
Jane Gentle
2023-08-02
If you are looking to hire a legal counsel on retainer, I highly recommend the Prosper Law legal team. Having engaged with Prosper at work over the past 5 months, I have found them to be great in-house lawyers and who know their stuff when it comes to contract reviews, employment law advice and marketing and consumer law… and they’re reasonably priced
Liam Devonshire
Liam Devonshire
2023-07-25
I needed a business sale lawyer to help me sell my business on short notice. They drafted a business sale agreement for me. Courtney was quick to reply, explained the process to me and was great to deal with. If anyone is after a good M&A lawyer, definitely reach out to Prosper Law.
Bec
Bec
2023-07-12
I needed the advice of a contract lawyer based in Sydney quickly for a difficult client contract. Farrah responded to my query very quickly and efficiently and helped me resolve the liability issue with the client in a very short time. I highly recommend her efficient and thorough service.
Chris Pearson
Chris Pearson
2023-07-04
I contacted Prosper Law because I needed a contract lawyer in Brisbane for an issue with a building contract. Farrah and Micaela are experienced contract lawyers and were polite, professional, and provided my advice quickly. They provided me with a fixed fee quote with no hidden costs for the legal work and spoke to the QBCC on my behalf. Thank you to the Prosper Law team for giving me detailed advice that was good value and very helpful!!! Highly recommended and will be using them in the future for all my legal needs.
CR T
CR T
2023-05-25
Highly recommended. They offered me reliable and useful legal advice free of charge. Thank you once again, Michael, for your service.
Vijesh cj
Vijesh cj
2023-05-22
I approached Farrah with a query regarding my employment contract. She was patient in her dealings and took the time to read the contract fully and understand my side of the story before giving her legal advice. I am happy with my overall experience of working with Farrah.

Book an initial consultation

Contact an Australian Business Lawyer Today.

If you would like to contact an online lawyer, you can complete the contact form, email or phone Prosper Law.
If you know you need to speak to an online lawyer, but you’re not sure exactly what your legal problem is – we can help you.
Get in touch today and discover why Australian businesses choose Prosper Law’s team of lawyers.

E. enquiry@prosperlaw.com.au
P. 1300 003 077

Contact us for a free consultation

How did you hear about us?

Check Out Our Latest Blog Posts

Consultancy Agreements
Contracts

Importance of Consulting Contract in a Business

A consulting contract is an agreement between a professional advisor and a client. A consulting agreement is an essential tool for consultants and can make all the difference when it comes to claiming variations

Publishing Law FAQs

Why should I engage a publishing lawyer?

Whether you’re a writer or running a publishing house, it is always recommended to engage a lawyer that has the expertise and understanding of publishing law.

Particularly as the landscape of literature, creative ventures, and their relation to publishing law is constantly changing. This is because publishing law itself is comprised of several different facets of legislation that could fall under copyright, defamation, intellectual property, contract law, among others.

The Prosper Law team can offer a valuable level of expertise and experience to ensure that your work and intellectual property is protected and legally binding in all circumstances whether you’re a creator or distributor.

We understand that there is often some confusing terminology and a seemingly immense number of hoops to jump – this is why our publication law services are straightforward and offered on a fixed-fee basis.

What laws are relevant to publishing?

There are many laws that are relevant to publishing. In Australia, the Copyright Act, Defamation Acts and Privacy Act are some of the few laws that are relevant to publishing. When our team of book lawyers review manuscripts and pre-publication materials, we get behind the story so that we can identify the legal issues and provide the best advice.

Is it important to hire a publishing attorney to review contracts?

Yes, it is very important to engage a lawyer to review a publishing contract before signing it. Publishing agreements can give and take rights away. Because the copyright in written material is a central part of its value, it is critical to ensure you understand the rights and obligations under the agreement.

Our lawyers can advise on what people consider ‘normal’ publishing terms, as well as ones that may create risk or are unfair.

What is a hybrid publishing contract?

A hybrid publishing contract involves the author contributing to the cost of publication. This usually involves an upfront fee, rather than receiving an advance.

Sometimes the royalties are greater because of the upfront cost paid by the author.