Legal considerations: 6 reference books

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Looking for ways to deal with the legal considerations of publishing: contracts, copyrights, income taxes, grants? Here are 5 reference books for you.

  1. Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self Publishers (Business & Legal Forms for Authors & Self-Publishers)

    Allworth Press publisher and founder Tad Crawford is an author, attorney, and artists’ rights advocate. When he took a teaching assignment at the School of Visual Arts, he learned of the need for materials to help artists understand their rights; before this, he had not envisioned being an advocate of artists’ rights. “I found nothing in print to help artists deal with such legal matters as copyrights, contracts, income taxes, the ‘hobby loss’ problem, estate planning, or even how to get grants.” So, he wrote it.


  2. The Writer’s Legal Companion: The Complete Handbook For The Working Writer, Third Edition
  3. Negotiating a Book Contract: A Guide for Authors, Agents and Lawyers
  4. The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Fourth Edition – Everything You Need to Know About the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing
  5. The Good Girl’s Guide to Negotiating: How to Get What You Want at the Bargaining Table. This book is for those of you who still think that negotiating a contract is a tea party. It’s not. It’s business.

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