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The Writer's Legal Guide

An Authors Guild Desk Reference

Published by Allworth
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
LIST PRICE $19.95

The authors, both attorneys, draw on their years of experience on the front lines of advocating creators’ rights and economic interests to give readers a comprehensive survey of the legal and business questions facing anyone who writes professionally. In clear, friendly language, The Writer's Legal Guide explains recent changes in laws governing electronic rights, E-books, fair use, and publishing contracts, so that authors can best protect their interests. Other chapters cover:

- The law of copyright for creators
- Step-by-step copyright registration
- Accounting methods, record-keeping, taxes, and estate planning
- Avoiding legal liability
- Complying with fair use guidelines
- Using royalty collecting societies
- Obtaining permission to use quotes
- Negotiating periodical, syndication, film, television, play, and audio agreements
- Avoiding and resolving business disputes
- Limits of free expression
- Choosing self-publication