Congratulations Corey. I should see the deal, but yes, you would have half of the publisher`s income (the author`s share). I would suggest that their proposal be quite widespread, but here too, the devil is in the details of the agreement. A small but important clause that may need to be added states that publishers may not assign the rights granted to them without the explicit written consent of the author. This at least gives the author some control over the fate of the book when the publisher is in trouble or sold. This type of deal is what many artists are looking for, but with the growing number of independent musicians highlighted, a traditional publishing contract is no longer the only option. Now, songwriters must ask themselves a large number of questions, including: How much property and independence am I willing to give up for the benefits that a traditional publishing agreement will offer me today? Administration – This is another type of contract in which the author does not sign publication rights and does not involve creative efforts such as synchronization possibilities. Instead, a third party is used to take over the administrative work of publishing, for example. B the collection of foreign income by sub-publishers located in other regions. The administrator takes a percentage of the royalties for this work. Whenever you hear a song on the radio, in the supermarket, during a hockey game or a video game, the music publishing revenue is generated and (theoretically) collected by a publishing house on behalf of an artist.