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The Law (in Plain English) for Writers / Edition 2
     

The Law (in Plain English) for Writers / Edition 2

by Leonard D. DuBoff
 

ISBN-10: 0471536156

ISBN-13: 9780471536154

Pub. Date: 02/05/1992

Publisher: Wiley

The Law (in Plain English)® for Writers Second Edition Few professional writers can afford round-the-clock legal counsel. Fortunately, you can afford to have the next best thing: this down-to-earth guide to every important legal question a writer may face — without the burden of an hourly fee. You’ll get clear advice on the day-to-day

Overview

The Law (in Plain English)® for Writers Second Edition Few professional writers can afford round-the-clock legal counsel. Fortunately, you can afford to have the next best thing: this down-to-earth guide to every important legal question a writer may face — without the burden of an hourly fee. You’ll get clear advice on the day-to-day issues that can plague any writer — like getting through pages of contract legalese and dealing with agents and legal professionals. Packed with practical answers — plus a special appendix on helpful organizations and a glossary of commonly used legal and publishing terms, The Law (in Plain English) for Writers, Second Edition gives you the insight to:

  • Understand the basic elements of all contracts with book and magazine publishers and keep your taxes low
  • Find the right publisher — and what to know and watch out for if you’re considering self-publishing
  • Make the most of copyright laws and the protections they offer
  • Understand censorship, obscenity, defamation, and libel laws
  • Protect your right to privacy
  • Take advantage of the business laws that pertain to writers
  • Know when it’s in your best interest to find a lawyer and how to go about it

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471536154
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/05/1992
Edition description:
2nd ed., rev. and updated
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Organizing as a Business.

Keeping Taxes Low.

What You Should Know About Contracts.

Contracts with Book Publishers and Magazines.

Finding a Publisher and Dealing with Agents.

Alternatives to Large Book-Publishing Houses.

Copyright Law.

Censorship and Obscenity.

Defamation and Libel.

The Right of Privacy.

The Writer's Estate.

How to Find a Lawyer.

Organizations That Offer Help.

Notes.

Commonly Used Legal and Publishing Terms.

Index.

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