Copyright information. How do I Copyright? Copyright Protection.

Okay, every time you turn around, I’m talking about protecting your copyrights. But how do you know what you have that can even be protected? Well in this post, I’ll share with you a short list of items that can, and should be protected by copyright (not trademarks or...

Contract Publishing. Publishing Agreement.

DON’T SIGN THAT BOOK PUBLISHING AGREEMENT without reading and understanding between the lines.   I got a new book client today, and that’s the first thing I said to him—DO NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT sign the publishing agreement he received from the publisher before...

Copyright Rights.

Last week I negotiated a pretty good deal for one of my author clients.  She was ready to sign away all of her valuable subsidiary rights, until I stepped into the picture.  Without bragging, I will say, had she not brought me in when she did, she would be tied to...

Copyrights and Trademarks: What’s the difference?

Listen to the audio or read below. This morning, I had a lovely coffee date with a friend at Max’s in Corte Madera. During the conversation she asked what I was working on.  And in a general way, careful not to disclose any identifying information, I replied,...