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The Writer's Legal GPS: A guide for navigating the legal landscape of publishing (A Sidebar Saturdays Desktop Reference)

The Writer's Legal GPS: A guide for navigating the legal landscape of publishing (A Sidebar Saturdays Desktop Reference)

by Matt Knight

Paperback(A Sidebar Saturdays Desk Reference ed.)

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An essential tool for writers, agents, editors, and publishers who want to understand the legal risks and rights associated with publishing.

Overwhelmed by the copyright and trademark arena? Scratching your head over obscure clauses in legal contracts? Anxious about piracy and plagiarism? Through his popular Sidebar Saturdays blog, novelist, freelance writer, and intellectual property attorney Matt Knight has helped countless creatives navigate the legal challenges of the publishing world. Now, he'll help you avert complicated legal matters so your publishing endeavors soar towards success.

The Writer's Legal GPS provides you with the knowledge needed to understand complicated U.S. publishing law. Packed with clear and practical information, The Writer's Legal GPS is organized to be at your fingertips just when you need to make an informed legal decision. Through Knight's comprehensive handbook, you'll save valuable time and reduce anxiety over common legal problems everyone in the publishing industry faces. All so you can stay focused on what you do best: creating and publishing written content.

No matter where you are within the publishing realm, The Writer's Legal GPS is an indispensable legal guide for anyone who wants to succeed. Make sure you have it on your desk. You won't regret it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734833300
Publisher: Prose-In-Progress, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2020
Series: Sidebar Saturdays Desk Reference , #1
Edition description: A Sidebar Saturdays Desk Reference ed.
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 681,054
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Matt Knight is a San Francisco-based intellectual property lawyer and fiction writer in both the near-future and women's fiction genres. Various careers seasoned his life in North Carolina and Texas - chemist for the EPA, researcher of urinary bladder cancer, editor of the Houston Law Review, and clerk for the Civil District Court of Texas - before culminating in a fifteen-year career in California as a biotech patent litigator specializing in genetic engineering. His publications have appeared in the New York Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, IBPA Independent Magazine, and the Houston Law Review, as well as his publishing law blog Sidebar Saturdays. You can find out more about him at and

Table of Contents

1. Copyrights

2. Trademarks

3. Agents

4. Publishing

5. Writing

6. Memoirs and life stories

7. Liability and lawsuits

8. The business of writing

9. Appendix

10. Resources

11. Forms and example contracts

12. Index

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