Consultancy for Publishers

AAPS offers its services to emerging or established book publishers who do not have a dedicated contracts department and feel they would benefit from general commercial advice, including trends in the publishing industry, digital publishing and assistance with reviewing or negotiating contracts.

With its broad publishing experience, AAPS can provide strategic business or commercial contract advice, help negotiate with your authors, close a subsidiary rights deal, and review or amend existing contracts. Alex Adsett has successfully finalised author contracts, ebook licenses, film agreements, translation and overseas deals, and all manner of licenses.  She works with many publishers around Australia, and serves on the board of the Small Press Network.

Fees and charges

$130 per hour.  Capped fees or tiered rates by negotiation.

Services may include:

  • Commercial publishing advice;
  • Strategic development;
  • Review of author contracts – identifying commercial inconsistencies and standard clauses;
  • Advising on author negotiations or negotiating directly with authors, and
  • Advising on or negotiating directly with third parties, including overseas publishers or film producers.


Please note, Alex Adsett Publishing Services does not provide legal advice or the services of a solicitor. It does provide commercial publishing business and contract advice based on Alex Adsett’s publishing experience and training. Please contact a solicitor if you require legal advice.