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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:
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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.