An NDA and that are essentially the same thing, but they are used in different circumstances. The NDA is not relevant to a book for many reasons. legal123.com.au/confidentiality-agreement-vs-non-disclosure/ explains the basics. The content of the agreement is often no different from any other standard confidentiality agreement. It defines the terms of confidentiality, the parameters of the agreement and certain other common legislation. (Read more: www.trainingauthors.com/non-disclosure-agreements-three-reasons-to-use-one/#ixzz3ZHmrvxA5) This is, of course, only a snapshot of the legal and commercial issues related to confidentiality and NDAs. If you have any further questions about any of the points raised here or if you have a confidentiality agreement that we would like to verify, please contact you. We cannot provide legal advice or writing services, but we can reward resources to help you protect your work. Remember, ideas cannot be protected by copyright and it is usually very difficult to “steal” a book idea and turn it into your own. The editors and authors are really a very close community and many projects are still completed with a type of shake type mentality in hand. It`s a big old insult to editors everywhere.
Do authors think that professional publishers steal and publish novels? It`s a bit like the saying that maids don`t fly. If I ever did, I`d never have a job again, would I? Perhaps another author would plagiarize, as when Jeffrey Archer stole a story from Roald Dahl for The Guardian, but we publishers must be close, honest and aware of all the originality. In fact, I was unlucky enough to catch an author twice with 100% plagiarism. I read a lot, you know. I know what`s going on. “I entrust you with this work with confidence. The work is confidential, and you cannot use any of the information or ideas it contains without you agreeing to any preconditions with me, and you must not communicate part of it or communicate it to other people, except the authorized persons of your company, for the strict sake of the consideration of publication and under the same confidential conditions. NDAs are useless in this situation.
If I do the work of your book and send it back, who will see your manuscript unfinished? This from Wikipedia: Even if you find a publisher who likes to sign your privacy agreements, it`s still important that you keep the agreement simple. Most writers are not, by nature, legal eagles and prefer to use their blacksmith skills in addition to legality in other subjects. 2. The other way is to require a confidentiality agreement. Here`s a note from the editor that should look like this (well, it`s mine): choosing a beech editor should depend on whether the publisher is a good and clean worker with knowledge and experience in the language in which you wrote, with professionals who have been appointed or associated (I`m at the EFA and on Blurb, Reedsy and ALLi – I think these are good places to start).