MEET THE SUPPLIER: BEB CONTRACT & LEGAL SERVICES

1. What's your company called? 

BEB Contract & Legal Services.

2. What services or products do you offer? 

Affordable contract drafting and support. We review the contracts our clients get sent to make sure they are unambiguous and fair for all parties. We also draft contracts, either from scratch or by updating an existing version. That includes terms and conditions, sub-contractor agreements, shareholder agreements, privacy policies and much more.

3. How can you help IPG members?  

Everything we do is bespoke and for a fixed price. We’re offering IPG members a 10% discount on our Bronze, Silver and Gold packages; see our website for more details. So whether you’re entering into contracts with authors, suppliers or anyone else, you’ll know your business is fully protected.

4. What do you enjoy about working in publishing?  

We’ve worked in a huge variety of sectors, but publishing is particularly interesting because you’re essentially acting as the middleman—so it’s doubly important to make sure you understand your risks and obligations from both sides.

5. What do you think is the single biggest opportunity and the single biggest threat for independent publishers right now? 

The pandemic has forced many people to rethink their work/life balance, and as a result we think there are likely to be lots of budding authors wanting to turn a hobby into a career. However, the increase in self-publishing options means it’s more important than ever for publishers to shout about the benefits of using professionals. Everyone’s an expert thanks to Google! It’s not unlike our business: we hear time and time again that businesses have found a template contract online and think it’ll be just as good, when it could be more dangerous than having nothing in place at all. 

6. What do you want to get out of belonging to the IPG? 

We want to make sure every business has access to affordable legal services. It should never be the case that a business isn’t fully protected because they couldn’t afford to spend thousands of pounds on the right documentation. We’d love the opportunity to speak with IPG members about this and see if we can help!

 

Visit the BEB Contract & Legal Services website