London Book Fair 2013

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dracula's contract to see the light of day 100 years on

The original legal contract, hand-written by Bram Stoker himself and which has been kept under lock and key, is to be published in a new version of the vampire tale. It reveals the terms dictated by Stoker - who studied law but never practised - in negotiating a 20 per cent royalty fee for the book on 1 May 1897. This was remarkable at the time and is more than modern authors and their agents can command with the current standard of 10 to 15 per cent

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