Who owns the copyright to a book that’s been uploaded to Amazon’s KDP? It’s important to understand the difference between copyright and a license.
Is it print pricing piracy or merely free trade if someone is offering your print book at a price lower or above your set price?
A book or website that relies almost entirely on using quotations written by others can be done, but not without doing a lot of homework.
Are there pirates in your book’s midst? Has your book walked the infringement plank? Here are steps to take to protect you and your book.
What are the legal implications of using family photos, letters and stories? Here’s what you need to consider.
There are sites and apps that indulge in piracy and “share” intellectual property illegally. So what does this mean to the self-publisher?
Questions never stop their inexorable creep, like the ivy in my yard. The more you answer, the more you get asked. Does that really make sense? Here’s the latest installment of some select “Q&A” happening around here. Reaching into the mailbags that line the hallways at Marin Bookworks Global Headquarters, I’ve sampled and collected some […]
Many authors assume the legal disclaimers for their books are supposed to be boring, but the law does not require a disclaimer to be boring. Many writers have a lot of fun with their disclaimers. Here’s some examples.
Indie authors are often surprised to discover they are running a business and have questions about incorporation, business licenses, sales tax and hiring freelancers.
Invasion of Privacy: Tricks and Traps of Writing About Real People, Part III by Helen Sedwick explains how to balance honest exploration with protecting confidences when your work will involve writing about other people and their secrets.