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#65・

Write it Right - Issue #65

Hi Everyone! For those celebrating here in the USA, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!On November 27th, my wife gave birth to our second child, Daniel Emerson. We're so thrilled! I'll be taking some time off but will get back to the newsletter in th…

#64・

Write it Right - Issue #64

Welcome to Write it Right Issue #64, where we talk about ghostwriting.

 
#63・

Write it Right - Issue #63

Hi Everyone. Happy Veterans Day. Thank you to all those who serve our great country. My grandfather was a WWII and a Korean War veteran, and I'll always remember seeing his medals and letters that he saved. It's one of my more distinct childhood memories. So …

 
#62・

Write it Right - Issue #62

Tomorrow at noon I will be offering a FREE legal webinar, where I will be talking about book contracts, intellectual property, libel, and the right of privacy (see the registration link below). You can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/t…

 
#61・

Write it Right - Issue #61

Thanks to everyone who completed last week's survey! The overwhelming majority wants more contract content, which I'll be posting in the future. For now, here are a few older posts that may be helpful (especially for those who are new to the newsletter):As a …

 
#60・

Write it Right - Issue #60

Hi Everyone!I'd like to tailor the newsletter more to your needs. Can you take a second and answer the poll below?Thanks!Joe

#59・

Write it Right - Issue #59

For some reason my newsletter was never emailed yesterday, even though I published it. Apologies for that, so here is take two: welcome to Issue #59, where dive deep into the legal headlines of the day and give some legal tips to authors.

 
#58・

Write it Right - Issue #58

Welcome to Write it Right Issue #58, where dive deep into the legal headlines of the day and give some legal tips to authors

 
#57・

Write it Right - Issue #57

Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the highly anticipated fair use case involving Andy Warhol's silkscreens of Prince. For some quick background, in 1984, Lynn Goldsmith took a picture of Prince, and Andy Warhol created a s…

#56・

Write it Right - Issue #56

Hi Everyone. I've revamped my legal fee structure, so I wanted to share it with all of you: ​​Consultations: $400​Contract Drafting/Review/Negotiation for Authors1-5 pages: $800​6-10 pages: $1,20010+ pages: $1,600 Legal Counsel in Launching Publishing Company…

#55・

Write it Right - Issue #55

Earlier this week, Publishers Lunch released its book about the PRH/S&S antitrust lawsuit. You can download it for $19.99. I've already downloaded my copy. It's supposed to be the most comprehensive book about the trial and the publishing industry at larg…

 
#54・

Write it Right - Issue #54

Welcome to Issue #54 of Write it Right. This week I'm profiling two upcoming webinars with the Hudson Valley Writers Center. The first webinar is tomorrow at 12-1 EST. The second webinar is on October 15 at 12-1 EST. Anyone can join. Looking forward to seeing…

 
#53・

Write it Right - Issue #53

The Independent Book Publishers Association updated its criteria for what is a "reputable hybrid publisher." If you're an author seeking a hybrid publisher or someone who owns a hybrid press, you will want to take time to study the new guidelines.Below is a s…

#52・

Write it Right - Issue #52

For those interested (especially to any new subscribers of Write it Right), I will be giving a Zoom webinar on Saturday, September 10th from noon to 1 EST at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. It will cover the basics of intellectual property law, first amendm…

 
#51・

Write it Right - Issue #51

Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board denied Duke University Press's appeal to overturn the Duke UP's union election. For more information about Duke's appeal, see https://www.josephperrylaw.com/post/duke-university-files-appeal-to-challenge-u…

#50・

Write it Right - Issue #50

I wanted to begin this newsletter by thanking everyone for continuing to read and support my content. This marks a milestone for me of 50 issues. I remember when I first started and wondered if I'd have enough content for a few issues. But here we are at 50. …

 
#49・

Write it Right - Issue #49

Welcome to Issue #49, where we dive deep into copyright and characters and what agreements you'll need to start your very own publishing company.

 
#48・

Write it Right - Issue #48

Everyone has been on edge over whether the potential merger of Penguin Random House and Simon and Schuster will be approved. Earlier this week, the DOJ and the publishers entered their pre-trial arguments. But first some background.Back in 2021, PRH announced…

#47・

Write it Right - Issue #47

I have several clients who write unofficial biographies, and many times they cannot get in touch with the subject to ask for permission to write an authorized biography. So I'd like to touch on some legal risks that biographers may run into when wanting to wr…

#46・

Write it Right - Issue #46

Welcome to Write it Right Issue #46, where we dive into the headlines of the day, as well as clarifying whether you can sue if someone steals your book idea