February 16, 2016
Blog, Business, General, Print
There are a few issues that pop up for Authors or Self-Publishers as they may not consider some of the legal issues that come up when writing their books, such as putting a contract in place with their publisher, designer or copy editor. The traditional book authorship has now become more complicated as the traditional publishing industry has changed with the internet and now more people are self-publishing. Which means that the authors who are not using publishing companies won’t have legions of experts to comb through their manuscript and may not have access to a legal department that can check their book before goes to print.
Not that authors are sued all the time, but when you take the route of self-publishing you also take on the liability that comes with the various legal issues. Navigating the legal hurdles of publishing is now something authors must be concerned.
Even if you do go the route of traditional publishing, you will most likely need to have a digital presence, which comes with a host of legal issues that you’ll want to know.
In the next few months we will share legal issues frequently encountered by Authors & Self-Publishers: