Writer and lawyer Helen Sedwick uses 30 years of legal experience to show writers how to stay out of court and at their desks. Publisher’s Weekly lists her Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook as one of the top five resource books for independent authors. And ForeWord Review gave it Five Stars, calling it “one of the most valuable resources a self-publisher can own…well-written and authoritative yet unhampered by legalese.”
Her blog coaches writers on everything from protecting copyrights to hiring freelancers to spotting scams. For more information about Helen and her work, check out her website at http://helensedwick.com
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… [Read More]
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Helen Sedwick commented on the post, Avoiding Defamation & Libel When Using Real People in Your Writing 5 months ago
Yes, but it may cost quite a bit. Choose an attorney with relevant experience and explain upfront the limits of your budget. Also, choose which sections of your manuscript merit review. It may not be the entire manuscript.
Helen Sedwick commented on the post, Avoiding Defamation & Libel When Using Real People in Your Writing 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Carl, yes but most people don’t want to wait that long. A cool head and some common sense can go a long way.