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Before You Sign on the Dotted Line, Read this Book

Every author dreams of the moment they’re offered a book contract for the first time. But copyright law can befuddle even legal experts. Before you sign that contract, make sure you’re as prepared as possible for just what you’re signing on for—and what you’re signing away. The new book Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts […]

Before You Sign that Next Book Contract….

Got a new book contract you want someone to look over before you sign? Have a copyright question? Or maybe you’re wondering about public domain, because you’d like to use Stevie Wonder lyrics in your new novel? Mitch Tuchman, an attorney with Morningstar Law Group, “helps copyright and trademark owners optimize the value of their […]

Much Reading for Your Weekend

There’s a lot going on, now and in the weeks to come: SPARKcon and poetrySPARK are back in the capital, kicking things off tonight with the NCWN Poetry Open Mic Night, hosted by Alice Osborn at Isaac Hunter’s Tavern. The good folks at BiblioBuffet (including our beloved board president Nicki Leone) share their pick of […]

Copyright Law Made Simple(r). Sort of.

I get lots of questions about how to get work copyrighted, how to prevent plagiarism, etc.  I don’t mind, except that I’m not a lawyer and so my legal advice is not to be trusted, and my knowledge of U.S. copyright law boils down to a couple of basic facts.  And I’m not 100% positive […]