The Law (in Plain English) for Writers (Fifth Edition)
Leonard DuBoff, Sarah Tugman
- 272 Pages
- April 3, 2018
- ISBN: 9781621536284
- Trim Size: 6.000in x 9.000in
“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:
For writers of all levels, this comprehensive resource is the key to turning a writing career into a sustainable livelihood.
“I consider The Law (in Plain English)® for Writers my go-to reference for understanding how the principles of the law affect me as an author. . . . Not only does the book cover every aspect of the law as it applies to the writing business, but the practical, everyday examples throughout the text make the subject digestible and understandable to anyone who uses it. . . . This book is a must-have for every author, no matter their genre; it is the only writer’s reference book with a permanent place on my desk.” —Annie Adams, author of the Flower Shop Cozy Mystery Series
“Writers who wield The Law (in Plain English)® for Writers have a wonderful map through the minefield of legal complications that writers knowingly and unknowingly face every day. Without realizing it, a writer may breach copyright law, defamation, or even the First Amendment. I highly recommend this read as a must for any current or aspiring author.” —Jared Quan, President of the League of Utah Writers, Executive Director of Big World Network, and author of several short stories and books including Changing Wax
“The Law (in Plain English)® for Writers is a detailed, knowledgeable, and crisply written compendium of useful (career-building, not to mention career-saving) information. In eighteen focused chapters, the book covers just about every issue the working writer faces, from dealing with agents to parsing contracts, from collaborating with others to structuring taxes, from privacy concerns to access challenges. It is truly one-stop shopping for the writer who wants to work with eyes wide open in a complex and changing literary landscape.” —Lauren Kessler, award-winning author of nine works of narrative nonfiction, including Stubborn Twig, Raising the Barre, Counterclockwise, Dancing with Rose, and Clever Girl