The Law (in Plain English) for Writers

The Law (in Plain English) for Writers

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This resource for professional writers uses minimal technical jargon to explain many of the legal issues they commonly face in their work. In the first section, attorneys DuBoff (a former professor) and Krages deal with basic concepts like copyright protection and privacy rights. They then go on to cover business-related topics such as the duties of literary agents, the types of book contracts, and the requirements for certain tax deductions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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"No writer will want to be without this book." -Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear and other books in The Earth's Children series.

Writing is your passion. Making a living with your words is your dream. Taking charge of your business is the key to having it all.

The Law (In Plain English)® for Writers describes how to take advantage of your skills and profit from your work. It looks at the business of being a writer and explains how to succeed in every area affecting a writer's livelihood. Learn all the essential details of:

Freedom of Information Requests
Book and Magazine Contracts
Copyright Ownership
Dispute Resolution

The ability to work with others is another crucial component in a writer's business. Agents, collaborators and editors can take your work to the next level-discover how to make these relationships work. Designers, illustrators and photographers may be critical to making your writing come alive-use employment and copyright laws to protect yourself. Vanity presses, print-on-demand presses and self-publishing may be your ticket to bigger and better projects-find what you need to know about these alternatives.

For every writer-
whether first-time author, seasoned freelancer or professional journalist-
The Law (In Plain English)® for Writers unveils the mysteries of getting published.
The Law (In Plain English)® for Writers describes how to profit from your writing. It explains how to succeed in every area affecting a writer's livelihood, from submissions and permissions to royalties and taxes.

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sphinx Pub., c2005
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9781572484764
Characteristics: xvi, 280 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Krages, Bert P.

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