Helen Sedwick

A Business Mindset Means A Rights Mindset

With Orna Ross

Format: Video

Helen Sedwick helps you to understand the value embedded in your copyright and how exploiting your rights is key to your success. Orna Ross discusses seven different income options, from e-books to subscription, sponsorship and advertising and rights sales. Launch of “How Authors Sell Publishing Rights”.


Helen 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. She does not go to court, and no one is ever going to produce a movie about the exciting life of a business attorney. But she gets a great deal of satisfaction from keeping her clients out of trouble and out of court, so they can focus on their businesses, their creative projects, and their lives.

She graduated from University of Chicago Law School in 1984 and has practiced her entire career in the San Francisco Bay Area.

When Helen self-published her historical novel, Coyote Winds, she discovered there was no legal guide to help self-publishing writers deal with wide-ranging issues such as copyright, defamation, and taxes. Dozens of books offer advice on designing covers, editing content, and tweeting effectively, but few will tell writers how to protect their Social Security Numbers or spot a scam. She wrote The Self-Publisher Legal Handbook to help writers publish and promote their work while minimizing legal risks.


Twitter: @helensedwick


How Authors Sell Publishing Rights by ALLiOrna and Helen are giving away 5 ebook copies of “How Authors Sell Publishing Rights”. This book from The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), helps authors navigate today’s complex rights marketplace. It shows writers the best ways to reach decision-makers in various industries, what these rights-buyers are looking for, and what to expect in negotiating a licence or sale of rights. More information

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