Directory: Anji Clarke – Copyright and Publishing Contracts Consultant

Anji Clarke – Copyright and Publishing Contracts Consultant


Anji Clarke is a freelance publishing contracts and copyright consultant whose experience spans a few publishing sectors: academic and trade publishing; literary agenting; editorial and sales contracts; rights and collective licensing. As a freelancer she has worked with a range of organisations including publishers, literary agencies, learned societies and the Copyright Hub as well as individual authors. She taught the University of Derby's Publishing Law module and gives training through ALPSP from time to time. Anji has contributed to the industry contracts 'Bible' Clark's Publishing Agreements.

With over fifteen years' experience in publishing Anji has an academic background in literature, French and law. As SAGE Publications' Senior Contracts and Copyright Manager she was involved in publishing academic journals, books and related digital products. As well as overseeing all things 'contract' she was responsible for practical commercial application of publishing law (including permissions issues) and publication ethics. Before that she was on the trade side working as a contracts manager and associate literary agent at A P Watt and then as a freelance contracts consultant working for publishers, authors and literary agents alike.

Anji can be contacted via email at or on social media:

Twitter: @AnjiClarke

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