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The Writer's Guide to Copyright, Contract and Law, 4th Edition

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Foreword; Preface; 1. What use are your rights?; 2. Using your copyright; 3. Utilising material; 4. Avoiding libel; 5. Entering a contract; 6. Negotiating a publishing contract; 7. Getting out of a contract; 8. Getting paid; 9. Sorting out other problems; 10. Appreciating legal aspects of self-publishing; 11. Dealing with your literary estate; Glossary; Useful Addresses and Websites; Further Reading; Index.

About the Author

HELEN SHAY is a solicitor who currently works as in-house lawyer with a major university and has also tutored in business law. She is a published writer of fiction and non-fiction and is a member of the Society of Authors (serving on their Authors North committee). She is also a member of Script Yorkshire and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.


'Clear, no-nonsense style - no jargon or waffle - just sound common sense advice.' Alison Chisholm, BBC Radio Merseyside 'Utterly invaluable - an absolute MUST for anyone putting pen to paper for publication.' A UK reader. 'Worth a fortune to any writer. Invaluable help.' Jayne Dawson, Writer, Journalist and Features Editor, Yorkshire Evening Post. 'This book is a must for any author's library.' The Woman Writer.

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