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Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook


“This vital resource for every self-publisher clearly outlines the legal issues authors need to know. Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook is likely to become one of the most valuable resources a self-publisher can own…. Well-written and authoritative yet unhampered by legalese…. Outstanding. This is a book that is likely to help any self-publisher avoid many headaches.” –ForeWord 5-Star Review

“Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook: The Step-by-Step Guide to the Legal Issues of Self-Publishing should be on every author’s shelf…. Her style isn’t scary, even if some of the words may give readers heart palpitations just thinking about them. Sedwick simplifies the scary and presents ways to avoid ending up in a costly legal battle. Her goal is to help you avoid wasting money and time on things that could have been avoided in the first place…. Don’t hesitate; get your copy now. –Self-Publishing Review

Interviews and Podcasts

Interviews (Podcasts) with Joanna Penn, The Creative Penn: Copyright, Publishing Contract Clauses, Image Use and Avoiding Getting Sued and How to Build An Author Business (business set up info and advice).

Legal Essentials for Authors; Interview with Orna Ross, Alliance of Independent Authors.

A Business Mindset is a Rights Mindset with Orna Ross for the Indie Author Fringe Festival at the Frankfort Book Fair 2016.

The Law for Authors, Podcast interview with AC Fuller, Author and Educator

Begin Self-Publishing with Tim Lewis, Legal Issues for Self-Publishers

Interview with Adam Poe of The Writing Podcast

Protecting Your Rights and Your Wallet, Webinar hosted by Book Fuel

Guest Blog Posts:

Jane Friedman’s Blog:

Joel Friedlander’s The Book

BookWorks Blog:

Sidebar Saturdays (a blog written by writers who are also attorneys)

Nina Amir’s Write Fiction Now!

Frances Caballo Social Media Just For Writers:

Katie Cross Writing:

Andy Ross, Literary Agent:

Set-Up for Self-Publishing, Independent Magazine, published by the Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA),  September 2014

Coyote Winds Reviews and Interviews:

FIVE-STAR REVIEWSedwick doesn’t rely solely on historical facts to set the stage for Coyote Wind, nor does she simply state when the novel takes place. Instead, she creates authentic moments that showcase the American West in the 1930s. The time, place, and spirit of the era become as large a part of the novel as the characters, and are equally significant. Sedwick reminds readers that people are profoundly affected by their time and place, and many of her characters embody that…. Part of the novel’s strength is how fluidly it reads considering its depth. This is no heavy-handed historical novel. Rather, young readers will be drawn into an engaging story that broaches serious questions about family, the American spirit, and hope. There is the potential for its audience to get so much from the book that it could easily be used in a classroom to prompt discussion.  ForeWord Reviews

An absorbing novel. In the western prairie circa 1930, 13-year-old Myles brings a coyote pup home in an attempt to tame it and keep it as a pet. Taming the untamable quickly becomes a theme as his father struggles to fight the growing drought that is wreaking havoc with his crops. Sedwick’s prose is simple, but possesses an underlying beauty that captures the world in which her story takes place. –-Publishers Weekly

There are days when I tire of being a reviewer, but then along comes a book like Coyote Winds by Helen Sedwick that makes me feel excited about my role. Coyote Winds is a bittersweet story, full of sadness and hope…. An excellent read. Allison Hunter, Allison’s Book Bag