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The Writer's Legal Guide: An Authors Guild Desk Reference

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2002

    The Must Read Book for Authors and Aspiring Authors

    If you are an author or an aspiring author this book is a must. This book clearly, and more importantly, properly advises or answers nearly every question that any writer may encounter throughout their careers. This book examines the writers legal rights in every facet of the publishing world. It provides all of the necessary information to successfully comprehend any contract that a writer may deal with. This book is a wealth of knowledge that no author shoudl be without. Simply by reading this book, an author will be better positioned to deal with the complexities involved in contracting in the publishing industry, including, but not limited to, those with agents, for tv and film, plays as well as copyright, infringement, taxes, new industries, author reputation, confidentiality, bankruptcy, termination, options and so on. Authors, by reading this book you will prepare yourself to effectively understand and even negotiate your own contracts. This is not just advice for authors, this is something that all authors should live by.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2002

    A Writer's Best Friend

    The Writer's Legal Guide is an invaluable reference for published and unpublished writers alike. Relevant and significant areas of the law are explained in helpful and easy to understand terms. This book is essential to dealing successfully with the business side of publishing, as all writers must at some point in their careers. Learn your rights and responsibilities as a writer, become knowledgeable about Copyright and First Amendment law, and be prepared to handle publishers and agents. The Writer's Legal Guide is well prepared to be your 'guide'.

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