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,

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Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook

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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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Redwood Writers Authors Launch Event

Flamingo Hotel, Empire Room, Santa Rosa, CA
Sunday, July 13, 2014; 2 pm to 5 pm