Author Law A To Z: A Desktop Guide to Writers' Rights and Responsibilities (Capital Ideas)

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From authors to editors, literary agents to journalists, anyone who works with words confronts an astonishing variety of legal puzzles and perils. This easy-to-use guide to writers’ rights and responsibilities will help users navigate this legal maze and work more profitably. Part legal dictionary, part publishing encyclopedia and chock-full of helpful how-to advice, Author Law A to Z addresses key concepts in the publishing field. Styled as a series of alphabetical entries, this reference book makes it easy for readers to locate answers to specific questions, get help with a particular problem, or simply browse an array of fascinating entries for greater professional knowledge. Topics include all the major legal issues related to the business of writing and publishing. Entries are extensively cross-referenced for maximum usefulness and most are supplemented with charts, checklists, sidebars, boxes, tips, profiles, case summaries, sample letters, contracts, forms, and other illustrative material.
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Karen Dustman received her Juris Doctor degree from U.C.L.A., where she served on two law reviews and worked as an extern for a Federal District Court judge. Admitted in the courts of California and Nevada, she combines the practice of law with a successful freelance writing career, as the author of three books and more than a hundred articles.

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"'Author Law A-Z: A Desktop Guide To Writers' Rights And Responsibilities' packs the collective wisdom of author-lawyers Sallie Randolph, Stacy Davis, Anthony Elia and Karen Dustman into plain terms for lay readers - and writers!....Enthusiastically recommended for spot research or simple cover-to-cover reading in order to grasp valuable basic lessons of the writing and publishing business." (Midwest Book Review)

"This guide to writers’ rights and responsibilities will help users navigate the legal maze and work more profitably. Part legal dictionary, part publishing encyclopedia with helpful how-to advice, 'Author Law A-Z' addresses key concepts in the publishing field. Discussions of legal issues related to the business of writing and publishing are supplemented with useful tips, author experiences, practical advice, examples, case notes, and more....'Author Law A-Z' written by savvy lawyers, is a useful and easy-to-follow guide, chock-full of helpful advice, organized alphabetically and extensively cross-referenced." (SirReadAlot.org)

"This encyclopedia-like reference informs writers and those in the literary world about laws as they apply to a range of topics relating to writing and publishing. Entry lengths range from a paragraph definition to a few pages of explanation, with some including cases, tips, advice, stories, and sample forms. Examples of topics listed are advances, imprint, kill fee, lyrics, query, and trademark." (Reference & Research Book News)

"Chock-full of expert advice, it provides legal definitions and the kind of information one needs to know when dealing with various publishing situations. This is about the real business of writing and, if you fit that description, you need this book." (Alan Caruba, Bookviews.com)

"A resource to guide authors safely through the legal minefields that plague every writer, editor and agent that functions within the publishing industry." (Today’s Books, .", 2005/12)

"Chock-full of helpful how-to advice (organized alphabetically and extensively cross-referenced). Discussions of key concepts and legal issues related to the business of writing and publishing – supplemented with useful tips and advice." (The Messenger newspaper (Glendora, CA))

"'Author Law A-Z: A Desktop Guide To Writers' Rights And Responsibilities' by Sallie Randolph is a superbly organized single volume compendium of the basic legal aspects of professional writing and publication....Replete with all of the key concepts and legal issues relating to the business of writing and publishing. Enhanced with usefully practical tips, anecdotal experiences, sound advice, illustrative examples, case notes, and so much more, 'Author Law A-Z' should be readily available and on the personal reference shelf of all aspiring authors who seek to establish themselves professionally and financial through their writing..." (Midwest Book Review)

"This guide will help users navigate the legal maze and work more profitably. Part legal dictionary, part publishing encyclopedia, and chock-full of helpful how-to-advice." (Writers’ Journal)

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