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The Writer's Legal Companion: The Complete Handbook For The Working Writer, Third Edition (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 20. Oktober 1998


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  • Taschenbuch: 372 Seiten
  • Verlag: Basic Books; Auflage: Revised. (20. Oktober 1998)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 073820031X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738200316
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19 x 2,1 x 23,5 cm
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This is a fantastic reference for writers interested--and all should be--in legal issues concerning contracts, collaboration, agents, defamation, copyright, taxes, and high-tech publishing. Authors Brad Bunnin and Peter Beren have written this guide with such style and clarity that you might find yourself reading it, rather than just consulting it. But that's okay: you can't help but feel empowered by having read such a thorough and, when appropriate, opinionated text. Consider, for instance, the book's first chapter, "The Publishing Contract." Contrary to what publishers tell you, Bunnin writes (Beren contributed the chapter on "The Author and the Business of Publishing"), there is no such thing as a standard book contract. In fact, he says, "virtually without exception, publishers willingly change contracts at the author's request." Bunnin proceeds to lead his readers, line by line over 63 pages, through every single element of a publishing contract, including the grants-of-rights clause; warranties and indemnities; royalties, revisions, and remainders; and "all that incomprehensible, apparently unimportant stuff at the back of the contract." Whether or not you've retained a literary lawyer to work on your behalf, you'll want a book such as this on your shelves, to refer to when you need advice on avoiding defamatory statements, protecting yourself against copyright infringement, or even knowing which home-office expenditures you may deduct come tax time. --Jane Steinberg

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For most writers, negotiating the legal maze of publishing is as challenging as getting their words in print. This comprehensive guide offers writers solid advice on all aspects of publishing law. Candid and readable, it cover everything from copyrights and taxes to libel laws, subsidiary rights, and the obscure clauses in publishers contracts. As important resource for editors, agents, or anyone in print or electronic publishing, this updated third edition of The Writers Legal Companion features essential, irreplacable information on: * Publishing contracts, good and bad clauses * Libel, slander, and invasion of privacy issues * Electronic rights conditions * The business of publishing, including marketing and selling books * Magazine publishing * Collaboration and agents agreements * Federal income tax considerations for freelance writers * Copyright legalities Whether you write an occasional magazine article or publish a new book every year, The Writers Legal Companion will save you time, and reduce you anxiety over the business of publishing.

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The Writer's Legal Companion is a must for the reference shelves of writers who want to make money at their craft.
By explaining common contracts section by section and adding helpful hints regarding the types of clauses likely to cause grief later, the book helps writers avoid common causes of legal headaches.
The Writer's Legal Companion is forward-looking, addressing issues like electronic rights and the contract clauses that pertain to them. The book tells writers what to do to remedy infringements on the copyrights of their works, as well as how to avoid infringing on those of others.
Along with the explanations and examples in the book are sample contracts covering a variety of situations including hiring an agent, serializing a novel and granting publishing rights.
Examples of the forward-looking consideration of the authors are the use of 20__ in the date area of each sample contract and the inclusion of Web resources for writers. The authors are correct in their assumption that this reference will be useful well into the next century.
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This is a guide to copyright, contracts, agents and all of the messy "non-creative" part of writing that you need to know if you are writing for commercial publication, even if you are acting as your own publisher.
The great benefit is that it takes the arcane business of contract and copyright law and presents it in terms that a non-lawyer can understand. It will help you to ask the right questions before you submit a poem, article or manuscript. It will teach you what copyright is, what it protects and what you need to do to ensure and enforce it.
Seriously, if you write, you'll find this at least as useful as Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style."
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This novelist wouldn't do without it! 27. September 2001
Von Debbie Lee Wesselmann - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Without this book, I would never have been able to negotiate my first book contract. Bunnin and Beren gave me the necessary tools: book contract language and what it means, fair and unfair clauses, negotiating tactics, and how to get most of what I wanted. The sections on contracts alone are worth the price. They are by far the most valuable aspect of this book
But there is more here than information about book contracts. This book will teach you the necessary skills to be a business person, to think like the small business owner you are. Writers have a tendency to want to deal with art only, shying away from finance and law, but the authors point out time after time how dangerous this stance can be. With the knowledge provided here, you will protect yourself and your career.
Whether you are a new writer or an experienced professional, this book is a must-have.
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Never Sign the First Contract 7. Oktober 2000
Von Dan Poynter - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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To understand why, I will begin with a page on author-publisher contracts from my own book: Successful Nonfiction: Turning Thoughts into Books.
"The contract you receive from your publisher may be in two colors and printed on fancy paper but it is not chiseled in stone. Only new authors sign and return a publisher's first offer. You may make changes to the contract and return it-that is a "counter offer". The contract may go back and forth until someone "accepts it."
"I took a distressing telephone call from an author who had just received a contract from a large New York publisher. There were a total of 21 items in the contract she didn't like or didn't understand. After discussing some of them, I suggested she call her editor and have a discussion. Better communication was certainly required here.
"She called back two days later, both astonished and delighted. When she asked about the first paragraph in question, the editor said, "that's okay; you can have it." She got what she wanted on the next paragraph in question too. On one other paragraph that concerned her, the editor said something like, "Well, that sounds like this but in the book trade it really means that; so it isn't a big issue."
"The result: she got 19 out of the 21 things she asked for. So contract discussions do not mean pulling the wool over the eyes of your publisher. This was a win-win negotiation.
"Take the contract to a book attorney (not just any attorney, not a contract attorney and not a media attorney). When it comes to literary properties and money, you need professional help. And make a counter offer.
"As Joe "Mr. Fire" Vitale says: "Remember, all of this is negotiable. The contract looks like it is set in stone when you review it, but anything can be scratched out or inked in. If you want more books, a better discount, or more help with marketing, negotiate for it. You may not get it, but you never know if you don't ask."
"And remember: The big print giveth and the small print taketh away."
The Writer's Legal Companion covers contracts (intimidation, negotiating, terms), publishing in magazines (contracts, serializations), collaborations (problem areas, alternatives), agent relationships (finding contracting), defamation (intrusive fact gathering, invasion of privacy, libel), copyright (the old law and the new, establishing, categories, length, derivative & collective works, notice, registration), protecting copyright (proving infringement, what to do), taxes & the freelance writer, resources (where to find a lawyer, how to choose, fees & bills), business (editor's role, the marketing process, non-traditional sales, premiums, special sales, the book trade, selling to libraries, subsidiary rights), new technology (eBooks, downloads, electronic media, negotiating), and much more. The appendix is filled with resources: There is a glossary of terms, sample contracts, comparisons of the copyright acts, permission guidelines, author's questionnaire and an index.
Brad Bunnin is a skilled book attorney.
Peter Beren is a well-known author, agent and publisher.
As the author of 113 books (including revisions and foreign-language editions) and over 500 magazine articles, I have kept (previous editions of) this book within easy reach for almost twenty years and have referred to it often. DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com.
14 von 14 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Every Writer Should Have One 6. Januar 2000
Von John Boddie - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
This is a guide to copyright, contracts, agents and all of the messy "non-creative" part of writing that you need to know if you are writing for commercial publication, even if you are acting as your own publisher.
The great benefit is that it takes the arcane business of contract and copyright law and presents it in terms that a non-lawyer can understand. It will help you to ask the right questions before you submit a poem, article or manuscript. It will teach you what copyright is, what it protects and what you need to do to ensure and enforce it.
Seriously, if you write, you'll find this at least as useful as Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style."
5 von 5 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
A must-have guide to negotiating the legalities of writing 20. Januar 1999
Von Susan F. Heywood - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
The Writer's Legal Companion is a must for the reference shelves of writers who want to make money at their craft.
By explaining common contracts section by section and adding helpful hints regarding the types of clauses likely to cause grief later, the book helps writers avoid common causes of legal headaches.
The Writer's Legal Companion is forward-looking, addressing issues like electronic rights and the contract clauses that pertain to them. The book tells writers what to do to remedy infringements on the copyrights of their works, as well as how to avoid infringing on those of others.
Along with the explanations and examples in the book are sample contracts covering a variety of situations including hiring an agent, serializing a novel and granting publishing rights.
Examples of the forward-looking consideration of the authors are the use of 20__ in the date area of each sample contract and the inclusion of Web resources for writers. The authors are correct in their assumption that this reference will be useful well into the next century.
8 von 9 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Comprehensive and professional 23. August 2000
Von Allen E. Wiesen - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
While many books are designed to help writers navigate the increasingly complex array of legal and marketing issues, most just skim the surface. This book is a rare exception. Not only does it help writers avoid awkward business arrangements, but it provides specific examples of wording which would be essential to include in contracts. But is this book an absolute must? Only for the writer who is serious about avoiding problems and making sales. Buy it!
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