First of all, go subscribe to Kristine K. Rusch's blog, The Business Rusch.
Two books that she recommended, which every writer should read, are:
All about copyright, as it pertains to writing. What can be copyrighted, what you are licensing, what rights mean, it's all here. Also has an extensive section on writing and taxes. An essential reference for the beginner.
All about contracts. What the sections mean, what you should never give away, and how to protect yourself. I used this reference to draft a contract for a recent anthology, so publishers can make use of it as well. Truly essential, something I will read alongside every contract I sign in the future.
© 2012 Thomas Pluck
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
disclaimers of legal bull shitte
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.
All writing © 2011 Thomas Pluck and may only be reprinted with express written permission of the author. You may link to pages at will. If you wish to repost anything on your website you must contact Thomas Pluck using the contact form. Thank you for your cooperation. -Robocop