Quickie on keeping your (literary) copyright

November 3, 2009 at 12:22 am Leave a comment

Holding on to creative and publishing rights of your written work is essential knowledge for every writer. I cannot advise strongly enough that if you’re a serious writer or an about to be published writer, you must MUST take a few hours to understand how copyright and contracts work. It will be a few hours very well spent. However, understanding intellectual property law and also the publishing marketplace is not easy for the average writer. You can hire a lawyer familiar with publishing contracts to vet all future offers, or you can take the time to learn the basics yourself.

This topic is included in every writer’s handbook, but those cannot replace actual legal advice – which will differ between countries. For a quick overview, have a read of this post by Victoria Strauss, and then follow the suggested links.


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News, updates and links from the lesbian and publishing ‘verse that interest me, my current projects, keeping up with authors and sharing musings on middle-class life, gourmet adventures and comparisons between East/West perspectives. My opinions will likely be linearly logical and gayly bent, as they tend to be.