Legal Handbook

The step-by-step legal guide to:
setting up your self-publishing business · hiring freelancers
understanding copyrights · reading POD contracts
navigating social media · collaborating with partners
avoiding defamation and infringement

Published by Ten Gallon Press.

Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook is absolutely required reading for authors who want to publish their own work…. It should be on every self-publisher’s desk—highly recommended.”
—Joel Friedlander, Barnes&Noble iBookstore Smashwords Kobo
Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook

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How to Handle Unauthorized Use of Your Blog Content

If you are putting blog content on the internet, then at some point you will have to decide whether to lock up your content and give it away. Some bloggers protect all their work. They post a copyright notice on every page and register the copyright of their web content with the U.S. Copyright Office. […]

About Helen Sedwick

Helen Sedwick

Helen Sedwick is a California attorney representing small businesses and entrepreneurs. Her historical novel, Coyote Winds, has earned five-star reviews from ForeWord Reviews and Compulsion Reads and is an IndieBRAG Medallion Honoree.


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Press & News


  • Napa Valley Writers Club; River Terrace Inn, 1600 Soscol Avenue, Napa, CA; October 14, 2015
  • Memoir Writers Conference 2015; Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA; October 23-25, 2015
  • Women's National Book Association, Experts Roundtable Luncheon; San Francisco: Sunday, January 24, 2016
  • High Sierra Writers Club; Reno, NV; April 9, 2016
  • Redwood Writers' Conference; Santa Rosa, CA; Saturday, April 23, 2016
  • Long Beach Branch of California Writers' Club; Long Beach, CA; Saturday, July 9, 2016, Noon
  • Orange County Branch of California Writers' Club; Long Beach, CA; Saturday, July 9, 2016, 3 PM
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