Archive for the ‘ Trademark issues ’ Category

Who Owns Love Letters and Other Questions

Readers send me the most interesting questions, many of which I need to sit back and consider. I enjoy these questions and want to share them. I figure many writers have similar questions. Here are some of my favorites: Question: Read the rest

“Somebody Stole My Title!”

The writer was distraught. Just as her book was picking up sales, another novel appeared on Amazon with the exact same title. “It’s been pinched,” she said in her British lilt. I hated to tell her that titles are not… Read the rest

How to Claim Your Imprint Name

File a Fictitious Business Name Statement. Once you have decided on your imprint name, file a Fictitious Business Name Statement (FBN Statement) with the county where your business will be located. Some people will call this a DBA (doing business… Read the rest

Should Self-Publishers Use an Imprint Name?

Some bloggers are up-in-arms about self-publishing writers using imprint names. They claim an imprint name misleads readers into assuming the book has been vetted by the traditional publishing process. (An imprint is a trade name you create for your self-publishing… Read the rest