Authors warned not to sign 'morality' clauses

Authors warned not to sign 'morality' clauses

Contract clauses giving publishers the right to drop authors who act "immorally" are becoming more common, The Bookseller has been told.

The demand is particularly prevalent in the US and Canada, it is understood, but according to the Society of Author’s chief executive Nicola Solomon, and a number of agents The Bookseller has spoken to, such clauses are becoming more widespread in the UK too, partly following the high profile case of right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, who is currently suing Simon & Schuster US for $10m for dropping his book.

Literary agents and the Society of Auth...

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