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The Business of Publishing

Everything to do with the business side of authorship, including books on money, contracts and the legal side of being an author, as well as books on publishing.

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The Copyright Permission & Libel Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers (Wiley Books for Writers)

Lloyd J. Jassin, Steven C. Schechter

A practical American guide which contains a library of sample forms and permission letters. ‘Deserves a place on the desk of all writers’ is the distinguished editor Sol Stein’s verdict.

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The Business of Writing (Writers' guides)

Gordon Wells
Allison & Busby

Detailed advice for all would-be professional writers about the business aspects of writing, including marketing and money.

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Writing for a Living (Writing Handbooks)

Michael Legat
A & C Black Publishers Ltd

This useful book covers the business side of writing, and is invaluable for those who make their living as professional writers, or would like to do so. More

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Inside Book Publishing (Career Builders Guides)

Giles Clark

Thorough guide produced essentially for people interested in a career in publishing, which gives the reader a great deal of useful information about how publishing works from a UK perspective.

A good general guide to publishing, focusing on the UK scene but relevant internationally. Covers the whole field in a thorough, fairly demanding but quite comprehensible way. Our reviewer said: 'Inside Book Publishing provides an excellent introduction to anyone with a professional interest in publishing. It is the most clear and specific guide to publishing I have ever read.'

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Writers Guide to Copyright and Law 2nd Edition: Get Your Full Financial Reward and Steer Clear of Legal Pitfalls (How to books)

Helen Shay
How To Books

Clear advice on these areas from a UK perspective, written by a solicitor.

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The Writer's Legal Guide (2nd ed)

Tad Crawford
Allworth Press,U.S.

Large and totally comprehensive American legal guide for published authors and all writers, described by Publishers’ Weekly as ‘an indispensable handbook for anyone who writes’.

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Understanding Publishers' Contracts

Michael Legat
Robert Hale Ltd

An essential part of any author’s reference library, this practical book covers publishers’ contracts from the author’s point of view, including illustrated book contracts and both US and UK contracts. More

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