The Law (in Plain English) for Writers (Fifth Edition)

by Leonard D. Duboff (Author), Sarah J. Tugman (Author)
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“No writer, beginning or experienced, will want to be without this book.” —Jean Auel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the Earth’s Children series

A career as a writer involves much more than the act of writing itself. In The Law (in Plain English) for Writers, Fifth Edition, Leonard DuBoff and Sarah Tugman proffer invaluable advice for the myriad legal and business facets of being a writer. Readers will discover how to succeed in every area affecting a writer's livelihood, such as submissions, dealing with agents, taxes, permissions, royalties, alternatives to mainstream publishers, copyright, book and magazine contracts, and how to prevent disputes.

This newly revised edition, keeping up with the changing legal landscape, contains information on a variety of legal issues pertinent to writers of all types, including:

  • Updated coverage on issues such as how to avoid trouble posed by the interplay between the right to free speech, privacy, and defamation law
  • Changes in the copyright law, procedures, and recent cases on copyright protection and infringement
  • Updated and revised chapters on the business of writing
  • New and updated Internet resources
For writers of all levels, this comprehensive resource is the key to turning a writing career into a sustainable livelihood.

Publication date
April 03, 2018
Page count
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