Guest Post: Can Copyrights Be Inherited?

By Josh T. In the United States, a writer’s work is automatically copyrighted under their ownership once it’s in consumable form. The copyright lasts as long as the writer is alive and 70 years after their death whether it’s published or not, which is more than enough to establish someone’s claim to a work. What …

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Legal Considerations for Authors

For writers and publishers, there are a lot of interesting things to consider when it comes to the law. For writers looking to go the traditionally published route, there's a lot to keep in mind contract-wise, including, according to Kristine Kathryn Rusch, control, fairness, and clout. She explains that you want as much control over your …

Indie Authors: Legal Considerations

As an indie author, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. In addition to all the things that go along with being a writer (writing, editing, etc.), authors have to be aware of all the business and legal sides.  Forming an LLC Indie authors tend to work more like a business, and …

Indie Authors: Know Your Rights

Writing and publishing books can be so much more than simply put a print and ebook out. As indie authors, you have rights to your intellectual property, and you can, to quote The Creative Penn, "exploit" them. Orna Ross said on The Creative Penn that "indie authors can sell rights themselves. The book is just …

E-Book Review: The Condor Song

The Condor Song by Darryl Nyznyk Inspired by the Sierra Club 1960’s battle with the Walt Disney company over a proposed ski resort in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, former attorney and best selling author, Darryl Nyznyk, brings captivating realism to this riveting new thriller. Sean Donovan lost everything: his wife, kids, job, and license to practice law. …

Other Self-Publishing Tips

Self-publishing can be a challenge. To do it successfully, you basically run the business of you. Below are some additional things, aside from the writing, editing, marketing, and conversion, to keep in mind. Self-Publish Writers Group If you're struggling, or even if you're not, join a self-publishing support group. This can be an online forum, …