Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a follow-up blog post to last week's Deal Breakers for Contracts post.
Her post is divided into two sections.
The first section deals with hiring an I(ntellectual) P(roperty) Attorney. It covers how to go about it and includes links to other blog posts to help you get started with the process. I admit, like Rusch, I'm a little baffled by people who are afraid of attorneys. I've used one twice and I wouldn't have made it through the process without his help.
The second section is the actual follow-up to last week's post on contract negotiations. This section points you toward her Freelancer's Survival Guide I mentioned in yesterday's Free Resources list here. (It really is a great ebook for writers.)
So get yourself a cup of tea (or coffee) and read The Business Rusch: Deal Breakers Continued
It's a long post and you'll need that cup of tea. But it's well worth the read. It includes a lot of valuable information on how to negotiate your next publishing contract so you get what you want and don't lose any rights you shouldn't.