DO YOU KNOW
YOUR RIGHTS AS A WRITER?
Companion for Writers
is the most up-to-date and easy-to-understand survey of copyright law
written specifically with the rights of writers in mind. It includes
a discussion on international issues and copyright and copyright
protection in the digital age, as well as recent amendments to the
Copyright Act and how those changes affect writers. It also includes
over a dozen forms on CD-ROM. This is the perfect companion for every
writer to take along for the ride on their creative journey to
Companion for Writers
is a comprehensive, understandable guide that discusses how copyright
is created, the benefits of copyright registration, why the "mail
your manuscript to yourself" theory of protecting one's
copyright (a/k/a the Poor Man's Copyright) is a MYTH!, the difference
between fair use and public domain, what infringement is and how to
avoid it or assert your own claim, how to obtain permissions to use
copyrighted works in one's own work -- like song lyrics, pictures,
and quotes, how to protect copyright in the digital age, and what
writers need to know about copyright protection in other countries.
INDUSTRY IS SAYING ...
"I give Tonyas
latest book five stars. Not only is it complete and easy to read and
follow, but this author took the time to create an index, and
theres an accompanying CD.
The Copyright Companion for
Writers is another one of those must-haves for anyone who is writing
for publication." Read
the full review
Patricia Fry, President of
SPAWN and author of The
Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell your Book and How
to Write a Successful Book Proposal in 8 Days or Less.
"Finally, a book that
answers many of the questions and resolves some of the major
misconceptions we hear about copyright every day. This will save
independent authors and publishers a lot of heartache-and a lot of money!"
Barnes, Independent Publisher Online
I do not know of another book
that covers all of these topics in such a complete, down-to-earth and
understandable fashion, and I highly recommend it for every writer's
"If, like me, you're
usually overwhelmed and intimidated by legalese, don't worry. Tonya
makes it all amazingly easy to understand and uses examples from
current news items to drive home important points. Copyright
Companion for Writers is a must-have for every writer's library."
Workbook: 366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing
"This book is an essential
reference that no writer should be without."