The moment you receive an email from a publisher or licenser pitching you for a potential rights deal, is an exciting moment. But there are also lots of scammers in the world, many of whom will try to scam rights, money and your sanity from you. That said, there are also many genuine publishers and licensers out there who really do want to partner with you. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team looks at what you should do when you're approached by an overseas publisher.
What is copyright exactly? Make sure you grasp the basic principles to ensure you protect and exploit your rights to your intellectual property - your self-published books. Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick provide a clear and helpful introduction.