Synopses & Reviews
For most writers, negotiating the legal maze of publishing is as challenging as getting their words in print. This comprehensive guide offers writers solid advice on all aspects of publishing law. Candid and readable, it cover everything from copyrights and taxes to libel laws, subsidiary rights, and the obscure clauses in publishers contracts. As important resource for editors, agents, or anyone in print or electronic publishing, this updated third edition of The Writers Legal Companion features essential, irreplacable information on: publishing contracts, good and bad clauses libel, slander, and invasion of privacy issues electronic rights conditions the business of publishing, including marketing and selling books magazine publishing collaboration and agents agreements federal income tax considerations for freelance writers copyright legalities Whether you write an occasional magazine article or publish a new book every year, The Writers Legal Companion will save you time, and reduce you anxiety over the business of publishing.
"For most writers, negotiating the legal maze of publishing is as challenging as getting their words in print. This comprehensive guide offers writers solid advice on all aspects of publishing law. Can"
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-289) and index.
About the Author
was a literary lawyer for two decades, and is now publishing consultant in Berkeley, California.
Peter Beren is an agent and publishing consultant in Oakland, and former publisher of Sierra Club Books.