Like to sell more rights to your books – translation, film, tv, etc – but not sure where to start? First step: read ALLi’s three guiding principles to rights selling to set you in the right direction. From the guidebook by Orna Ross and lawyer Helen Sedwick.
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Are you making the most of the opportunity to get your share of the booming audiobook market? Let Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick make a compelling argument in this extract from their guide to authors’ rights.
Are you confident that if someone offered you a rights deal tomorrow, you’d know whether it was worth your while? Here’s an easy way to start skillin up and get savvy enough to build your author business through rights sales – read this post by Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick.
Table of Contents: Chapter One Publishing Rights In A Digital Age & What To Expect From This Book New Opportunities for Writers The Three Phases of Publishing New Challenges for Writers Who We Are ALLi’s Guiding Principles Chapter Two What Does A Writer Own? What Is Copyright? Common Questions About Copyright Chapter Three What Are […]
In this month’s How-to for Authors, Orna chatted with Helen Sedwick to discuss self-publishing legal essentials. Helen uses simple terms and easy to follow language to empower authors and set them up for success. Mention “legal” and many authors run for the hills. But, if you’re an Indie Authors who self-publishes you need to know your […]
This month we have a duo of fabulous events being hosted by the Alliance of Independent Authors. As well as our regular ALLi Insights with Helen Sedwick and Ask ALLi Author Advice Q&A with Joanna Penn and Orna Ross, we’re also hosting a Twitter Chat with Amy Edelman from IndieReader. Whether you’re a seasoned indie author […]
As an author, do you know what legal matters are important to be familiar with?
Writers should not be losing money and sleep by signing on with the publishing company or getting sued for copyright infringement. With the right information, writers can protect their rights and their wallets.
In this month’s How-to for Authors, Orna will with talking to Helen Sedwick to discuss copyright, to add some clarity around what a writer owns vs. what they don’t. Other topics being discussed are how authors can protect their work. How to keep others from taking more than their fair share, by understanding the nuances between licenses vs. assignments, exclusive vs. non-exclusives and termination clauses. We’ll also be covering scams.
Guest Speaker Helen Sedwick:
Writer and lawyer Helen Sedwick has thirty years of experience representing businesses and entrepreneurs. When she self-published the novel COYOTE WINDS, she could find no handbook to help writers deal with the legal issues of self-publishing. So she wrote that book: Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook. Her goal is to keep writers out of court and at their desks.
ForeWord Review gave her Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook 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
Alliance of Independent Authors:
Orna Ross launched the Alliance of Independent Authors at the London Book Fair in 2012. Her work for ALLi has seen her named as one of The Bookseller’s “100 top people in publishing”.
She also publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and is greatly excited by the democratising, empowering potential of author-publishing.
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