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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Free Webinar on Business Basics for Writers

What are you doing Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1 Pacific time/4 Eastern time?  I’ve teamed up with Joel Friedlander to present a webinar on business basics for writers, particularly the nuts and bolts of setting up your self-publishing business. And it’s free. Among the topics we’ll discuss: When to form a corporation or limited liability […]

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


  • Wagner & Winick On The Law; Live Interview
    Saturday, January 16, 2016; 4 pm to 5 pm, Pacific time
  • Women's National Book Association, Experts Roundtable Luncheon
    San Francisco; Sunday, January 24, 2016
  • San Francisco Writers Conference 2016
    Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco; February 11 - 14, 2016
  • Inspire Christian Writers Workshop
    Sacramento, Saturday, March 19, 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