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ALLi Insights: Legal Essentials for Authors with Helen Sedwick Video & Podcast

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 […]

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ALLi July Events: How-To for Authors

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 […]

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ALLi Insights July

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.

Where can I watch or listen to more How-To for Authors?

You can catch up on all of our videos on ALLi’s YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/indieauthoralli

You can listen to all of our podcast recordings at ALLi’s SoundCloud Channel
https://soundcloud.com/orna-ross-alli

Interested in Joining ALLi?
http://allianceindependentauthors.org/reasons-to-join-alli/

 

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Ask ALLi August: Members Q&A with Joanna Penn and Orna Ross

Ask ALLi Member Q&A August 2015: Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Joanna Penn and Orna Ross

The Q&A will broadcast live on Google+ and ALLi members can have their questions answered. The Google Hangout is open to all members and non-members.

Event starts at 8:00pm GMT 

  • Global Dates and Times:
  • Date: 25th August /26th August 2015
  • Time: Like all ALLi Insights events, this one goes out on August 25th at 12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST  (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and August 26th at 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)

Our monthly Member Q&A is part of our “Ask ALLi” Campaign: in which ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) commits to answering any question about self-publishing that any member might have.

Only ALLi members can submit questions to this particular event but all authors can watch and learn.

If you are an ALLi member, click here to submit your questions

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Ask ALLi June: Members Q&A with Joanna Penn and Orna Ross

Ask ALLi Member Q&A June 2015: Your Self-Publishing Questions answered by Joanna Penn and Orna Ross

The Q&A will broadcast live on Google+ (Live Link will be added closer to the event) and ALLi members can have their questions answered.

Event starts at 8:00pm GMT 

  • Global Dates and Times:
  • Date: 30th June /1st July 2015
  • Time: Like all ALLi Insights events, this one goes out on June 3oth at 12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm EST  (New York City / 6pm BRST (Sao Paolo) / 8pm GMT (London) / 10pm SAST (Johannesburg) /and July 1st at 1.30am IST (Dehli) and 7am AEDT (Sydney)

Our monthly Member Q&A is part of our “Ask ALLi” Campaign: in which ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) commits to answering any question about self-publishing that any member might have.

Only ALLi members can submit questions to this particular event but all authors can watch and learn.

If you are an ALLi member, click here to submit your questions

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Publishing: A Lighthearted Recipe for Self-publishing Success

Having successfully self-published two self-help books, occupational psychologist Sarah Dale considers what she’s learned along the way about the process of self-publishing, and she now shares the vital ingredients and processes in the form of a tongue-in-cheek recipe below. Has she missed any essential ingredients that you’d like to add? If so, please don’t hesitate […]

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