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Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook: Updated Guide to Protecting Your Rights and Wallet

Building on the best-selling success of the original Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook, Helen Sedwick wrote this expanded second edition to help writers stay out of court and at their desks.

Using 30 years of legal experience, Sedwick shows writers how to
* Set up their business
* Protect their copyright
* Avoid infringement
* Spot scams
* Save on taxes

This second edition covers additional topics including
* Choosing a pen name
* Using lyrics and images
* Fighting content theft
* Minimizing defamation and privacy risks
* Expanding beyond the book

Don't lose your copyright by signing a bad contract, or waste money by buying into a scam, or lose sleep by getting sued for defamation. Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook helps writers navigate the legal aspects of writing and independent publishing.

University of Chicago Law School graduate and California attorney, Sedwick has represented small businesses and entrepreneurs for 30 years. Her historical novel Coyote Winds earned five-star reviews from ForeWord Reviews and Compulsion Reads and is an IndieBRAG Medallion Honoree.

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About Helen Sedwick

Helen Sedwick is a business lawyer with 30 years of experience assisting clients in setting up and running their businesses, legally and successfully. Her clients include entrepreneurs such as wineries, green toy makers, software engineers, and writers. |Helen says, "I do not go to court, and no one is ever going to produce a movie about the exciting life of a business attorney. But I get a great deal of satisfaction from keeping my clients out of trouble and out of court, so they can focus on their businesses, their creative projects, and their lives." For more information about the legal issues of self-publishing, check out Helen's book and her blog at Helen also has a website and can be found on Google+ and Twitter @HelenSedwick.

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