Rights and Copyrights [NOOK Book]

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Theodore Sturgeon called THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WRITER "the second best reference book a writer can have,after the dictionary." Harlan Ellison said, "It may not make you a better writer, but it will keep you from being a poorer one." This excerpt discusses the different kinds of rights an author can license, as well as the basic ins and outs of copyright law in the United States.
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Overview

Theodore Sturgeon called THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WRITER "the second best reference book a writer can have,after the dictionary." Harlan Ellison said, "It may not make you a better writer, but it will keep you from being a poorer one." This excerpt discusses the different kinds of rights an author can license, as well as the basic ins and outs of copyright law in the United States.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000887615
  • Publisher: Parsina Press
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Series: Business of Being a Writer
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 128 KB

Meet the Author

STEPHEN GOLDIN is a Nebula Award finalist science fiction and fantasy writer who was born in 1947 in the city of Philadelphia. When he was 13, his parents moved to California and, upon reflection, he decided to accompany them. It was a lucky thing he did, too; otherwise, when he went to college, the commute to UCLA would have been quite difficult. He eventually graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in Astronomy.

His first job out of college was as a civilian space scientist for the U.S. Navy. The urge to write was strong, though, and after several years he left to try writing full time. He only regretted the move every other Thursday, when he would have gotten paid.

After several years of genteel poverty, he took a job as writer/editor for a pornographic humor paper, the San Francisco Ball. In retrospect, this was a great crucible; because of deadline pressure, he had to learn to make his writing dirty, funny, and one draft.

At about this time, too, he began selling novels on a regular basis. While he has, from time to time, held down other full-time employment (he helped design the Star Trek: The Next Generation computer game "A Final Unity" for Spectrum HoloByte and has also written manuals and game design documents for Maxis), his real love is fiction writing and he continues to pursue it.

His first wife was fellow author Kathleen Sky. Their medieval-style wedding was a Saturday morning program item at the 1972 World Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles. In the 10+ years of their marriage, in addition to their individual works, they collaborated on a pair of stories ("Painting the Roses Red" and "The Devil Behind the Leaves") about the diMedicis, a family of interstellar swindlers.

Mr. Goldin's current wife is fellow author Mary Mason. Their wedding took place the night before EclectiCon 1 in Sacramento, at which Mr. Goldin was the Guest of Honor. They currently live in the San Francisco East Bay area. So far they have co-authored two books in the Rehumanization of Jade Darcy series: Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor and Jade Darcy and the Zen Pirates. More books in this series are planned.

Mr. Goldin is an atheist whose interests include Broadway show albums and surrealist art. He has lived with cats virtually all his adult life.

Mr. Goldin served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as editor of the SFWA Bulletin and as SFWA's Western Regional Director.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    RAWR

    *clappy clap clap*

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    Posted September 24, 2012

    Hailstorm

    Even better!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Hazeshade

    Again five stars! I can't wait to read part three!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    ~The Outcasts~ (Part Two of Chapter One)

    [~•~]Sparrow's perspective (Continued)[~•~] The brown she-cat rose from where she was sitting, her eyes red and misty. "Sparrow, you must leave now," she told me. I flattened my ears. Rose shifted nervously, and Conrad looked at his feet. "Why do we have to leave? That's our parents. Let us stay Fawnpelt," I demanded. "You must leave," she urged. "They are... not well," she said quietly and uncomfortabley. I backed up. "I... I don't understand," I stuttered fearfully. "Go," My mother said hoarsely, barely nodding her head in gesture for me to leave. I reluctantly stepped out of the den, pulling Rose out with Conrad trailing behind. What had happened to my parents? Why couldn't I stay with them? I knew my dad was the leader, but if he was sick, why didn't FawnpeIt take them to her den, the medicine den? I sat and waited, listenening to my parents' slow raspy breath. Minutes passed, but it felt like hours. Then their breathing stopped abruptly. I heard shifting and some other cat breathing shakily. Then Fawnpelt stepped out of the den. She shook her head... and the expession on her face... No. I refused to believe they were dead. "What— what happened? Let me see them!" I shouted. Fawnpelt just shook her head again then looked at her paws. I pushed past her and stormed into the den. My parents lay on their nests... not moving, not breathing. Rose and Conrad fearfully stepped in. Rose immediately burst out crying, and Conrad put his tail over his mouth. "No. No!" I screamed. I heard Fawnpelt's voice from behind me. "They were poisioned...." I whipped around and glared coldly at nothing in particular. Then I back out of the den slowly and started to run. Tears swelled up and my eyes, and I was filled with mixed feelings of sorrow, anger, and confusion. Why would someone do something like this? What could they possibley gain? I bolted straight past the gaurds at the entrance of camp, around the waterfall, and into the woods untill I couldn't run anymore. Then I curled up in a ball on a pile of leaves, and stayed there for a long long time. But it was inevitable that I would be found eventually, and when I was, it was the least likely cat. A reddish brown tom-kit with sad eyes, one bright green, and one murky brown. I pulled my eyes away from his face, and saw a rope collar tied tightly around his neck. "Are you alright?" He asked in a quiet, deep voice. (To be continued...)




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