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Self-Publishers Start Here: Planning Your Book includes organizing your material, editing, putting together all the necessary parts of the book including copyright concerns and how to copyright your book.
When dealing with a rights license, be careful you don’t give away more than you bargained for. And treat other people’s rights with equal zeal. We’re in this together. Two cases of rights issues show that rights can’t be taken lightly, or given easily.
Back when I started this blog I really didn’t know what information would prove to be most useful to today’s self-publishers, or what would be the most popular. A couple of months in, once I had paused long enough to figure out Google’s Analytics program and dig into the numbers a bit, I was pretty […]
I used to run into this kind of call a lot, years ago when I had my own little publishing company. An author would be on the phone talking about his book and why I should publish it. “And you don’t have to worry about the copyright either,” he’d say with confidence. “I mailed myself […]
I’ve been researching what the best practices are these days for copyright, and I’ll be writing about them in articles soon. But one area of copyright is really difficult to understand for most publishers, and for bloggers too for that matter. And that is: What constitutes “fair use”? To answer this question I’m very fortunate […]
Last time I gave examples of long and short copyright pages that you can use in your book. Today I have two types of information you might want to add to your copyright page: disclaimers and credits. Let’s look at disclaimers first. Examples of Disclaimers The copyright page is the place publishers put disclaimers. Here’s […]
One of the most common questions I get from new self-publishers is, “What do I put on the copyright page?” For some reason, the copyright page has the power to intimidate some people, with its small print and legalistic language, not to mention all those mysterious numbers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. […]
By Joanne Bolton TheBookDesigner.com welcomes our first guest author, Joanne Bolton. She brings to this subject many years of expertise in printing books overseas for American publishers. There are many things required on the copyright page of a book, and these are well documented, but what some self publishers don’t know is that they are […]