Writer's Legal Companion The Complete Handbook for the Working Writer

ISBN-10: 073820031X
ISBN-13: 9780738200316
Edition: 3rd (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 10/20/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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 publisher’s contracts. As important resource for editors, agents, or anyone in print or electronic publishing, this updated third edition of The Writer’s 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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Publishing Contract
Introduction: About Contracts and Intimidation
In Conclusion: a Little General Advice
Publishing in Magazines
Introduction
Introduction
Collaboration
The Legal Relationship Between Writer and Agent
Introduction
Watch Your Words: The Confusing Law of Defamation
Introduction
The Right to Be Left Alone: Protecting Privacy and Publicity
Introduction
What is Copyright?
Copyright Formalities
Introduction
Introduction
How to Protect Your Copyright
Tax and the Freelance Writer
Conclusion
Introduction
Legal Resources for the Writer
Introduction
The Author and the Business of Publishing
Conclusion
New Information Technologies and the Author
Introduction
Resource Directory
a Glossary of Publishing Terms
Publishing Agreements
Copyright Material
Permissions Guidelines
Author's Questionnaire
Index

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