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

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In an increasingly digitized and complex publishing world, writers need to know how to protect themselves against copyright infringement, legal trouble, and unwise concessions to publishers. Still the author's foremost advocate for copyright protection, fair contracts, and free expression, the Authors Guild has once again partnered with Allworth Press to update this invalu ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 342 pages
Published August 9th 2013 by Allworth Press (first published April 1st 1979)
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Alan
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A very good reference book about the ins and outs of publishing, copyright, contracts, agents and self-publishing. Adding it to my list so I can refer back to the chapter on Taxes.
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Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I won "The Writer's Legal Guide" on the First Reads give away and am so happy that I did.

It came just in time for me to review tax information for writers just prior to sending off my yearly tax return. Although this is my third year as an author to file taxes, I learned quite a bit of useful information from this book that helped me this year in filing. Another issue that I had been concerned with is dealt with in the last chapter on estate planning, wills for authors. I have found it difficul
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Aug 21, 2013 rated it liked it
I received this book through the GoodReads First Reads giveaway.

Before I review this book, I should say that I am not a professional and nowhere near publishing a book. For this reason, I cannot speak to whether the information is correct. Of course, with books that discuss legal matters, it is always a good idea to check out sources too (laws have a habit of changing). The book discusses a variety of important topics for writers including ebooks, copyright, and taxes; however, because the book
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I'm the author of the novel A Floating Life as well as The Secret Life of Money and a dozen other nonfiction books, chiefly on the business lives of artists and writers. My stories and articles have appeared in such venues as Art in America, The Café Irreal, Confrontation, Communication Arts, Family Circle, Glamour, Guernica, The Nation, and Writer's Digest.

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