The Writer's Legal Guide, Fourth Edition


Author: Tad Crawford,Kay Murray
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621532917
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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In an increasingly digitized and complex publishing world, writers need to know how to protect themselves against copyright infringement, legal trouble, and unwise concessions to publishers. Still the author’s foremost advocate for copyright protection, fair contracts, and free expression, the Authors Guild has once again partnered with Allworth Press to update this invaluable reference. Thoroughly revised to reflect the many changes in the publishing industry, the fourth edition offers plain-English explanations of legal and business aspects of the trade, from electronic rights and ebooks to contracts and accounting. Other topics include: Registering copyrights, including online Taxes and bookkeeping Following fair use guidelines Negotiating contracts with publishers and agents Obtaining permissions to use others’ work Dealing with periodical, syndication, film, television, play, and audio rights agreements Handling business disputes Understanding libel, privacy, and the limits of free expression Avoiding self-publishing missteps Planning authors’ estates

The Author's Toolkit

A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book
Author: Mary Embree
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621534928
Category: Reference
Page: 272
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All writers yearn for success and recognition. And now we are entering a golden era in which self-publishers are in the driver’s seat. In The Author’s Toolkit, aspiring authors, students, and even established writers will find the resources they need to achieve their goals and avoid common writer pitfalls. Updated and expanded to cover the changes in copyright fees and registration, the newest developments in electronic publishing, the growth of ebooks and print on demand, and tips for using social media for promotion and community, this detailed guide offers advice on every step of the writing and publishing process. Readers will learn how to: •Develop and research fiction and nonfiction ideas •Find a “hook” to attract reader interest •Organize a plot and delineate characters •Format for print and ebook readers •Find an agent •Understand literary contracts •Market and promote a finished book •Obtain backing such as crowdfunding Written in an informative and easy-to-understand style, this guide is a treasure chest of resources and tools for writers seeking professional advice. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Internet Book Piracy

The Fight to Protect Authors, Publishers, and Our Culture
Author: Gini Graham Scott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621534952
Category: Law
Page: 322
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The international battle against Internet pirates has been heating up. Increasingly law enforcement is paying attention to book piracy as ebook publishing gains an ever-larger market share. With this threat to their health and even survival, publishers and authors must act much like the music, film, and software giants that have waged war against pirates for the past two decades. Now, The Battle against Internet Piracy opens a discussion on what happens to the victims of piracy. Drawing from a large number of interviews—from writers, self-publishers, mainstream publishers, researchers, students, admitted pirates, free speech advocates, attorneys, and local and international law enforcement officials—the text speaks to such issues as: •Why pirates have acted and how they feel about it •The conflict over constitutional rights and piracy •The current laws surrounding Internet piracy •Examples of cases taken against some pirates •Alternatives to piracy •Personal experiences of being ripped off •The ways piracy affects different industries and how they’ve responded Author Gini Graham Scott prepares readers to arm themselves against these modern perils by learning about copyright, infringement, and how to prevent, combat, and end book piracy. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers


Author: Tad Crawford,Stevie Fitzgerald,Michael Gross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621534758
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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Professional and aspiring writers, including those who wish to self-publish, will find indispensable tools in this practical, complete, and time-saving popular resource. Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers contains all of the essential forms for success, including assignment confirmations, contracts between author and agent, publisher, collaborator, designer, printer, sales representative, book distributor, and more, copyright applications and transfers, licenses of rights (including electronic rights), permissions, nondisclosure, and invoices. The collection includes a CD-ROM with all the forms as well as a QR Code. In addition to updating the entire book, this fourth edition includes new material covering: Digital Millenial Copyright Act (DMCA) take down notices Dunning letters to go after royalties or fees owed Small claims court, arbitration, and mediation Statutory right of termination notice Self-publishing contracts, including what to avoid for both physical books and e-books Step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists are presented to aid in achieving the best results. Thorough discussions of contractual issues relevant to the industry make this a must-read for any author or self-publisher seeking the path to success. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Career Opportunities in Writing


Author: T. Allan Taylor,James Robert Parish
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110901
Category: Authorship
Page: 350
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Provides information on salaries, skill requirements, and employment opportunities for ninety writing and writing-related professions.

Planning Guide for the Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations

Strategies and Commentaries
Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471681865
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 456
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An indispensable reference tool, offering professionals hands-onlegal and tax planning tips An essential guide for professionals representing and advising tax-exempt organizations, Planning Guide for the Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations offers a wide variety of practical planning tips, guidance, and helpful information for better meeting clients' needs. This essential companion to the bestselling The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Ninth Edition is a valuable, go-to resource for lawyers and accountants, directors and officers of nonprofit organizations, as well as managers and consultants for tax-exempt organizations. Written by the leading legal authority in the nonprofit sector, Planning Guide for the Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations features a digest of recent legislation, court opinions, and IRS public and private rulings, as well as checklists of forms and an inventory of penalties. Additionally, it features commentaries designed to provide guidance and perspective to tax-exempt professionals and organizations as to how to cope with the developments in the law affecting their practices and the operation of their programs.

The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, 2011 Cumulative Supplement


Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470610859
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 84
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The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, Fourth Edition is completely revised, revamped, and updated. Written in plain English, it can help lawyers, managers, and development directors in tax-exempt organizations make sure they are up to date on all current regulations pertaining to charitable gifts. Detailed documentations and citations are provided. As well, references to regulations, rulings, cases, and tax literature are included. Professionals can ensure they are well prepared to make decisions about their organization's fund-development program with this guide.

The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations


Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015612
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1056
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Praise for the law of tax-exempt organizations "Mr. Hopkins—just wanted to let you know how much I am getting from The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations. It is exceptionally clear, well organized, and well written. It has been a huge help to both my clients and me and allows me to feel confident in my advisory work in this area. Thank you for your efforts!"—Matthew Leader, Marcus Attorneys, Brooklyn, New York A comprehensive guide to the law of tax-exempt organizations—written by Bruce R. Hopkins, the most respected name in the field No doubt you know tax-exempt organizations are subject to a complex set of statutes and regulations that are as diverse as the organizations that are covered. As a lawyer, manager, accountant, director, officer, or executive for a nonprofit, you face special rules governing everything from how your organization must be organized to methods of measuring unrelated business income. The last decade alone bears witness to an immense and unprecedented augmentation of the federal tax (and other) law of tax-exempt organizations. You need an easy-to-use reference—written in plain English—to help you understand the issues at hand and make informed decisions. You need The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Tenth Edition. Written by Bruce R. Hopkins, one of the country's leading legal authorities on tax-exempt organizations, this resource will allow you—whether you are a newcomer to the field or a seasoned practitioner—to learn particular aspects of the subject matter or get a quick refresher regarding specific rules of interest. Take a look inside the Tenth Edition for new coverage on: Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2007 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 New Treasury Department regulations New Internal Revenue Service revenue rulings and revenue procedures Countless opinions from various federal courts IRS "private" determinations—private letter rulings, technical advice memoranda, and chief counsel advice memoranda With detailed documentation and citations on Internal Revenue Code citations, references to regulations, IRS rulings, court opinions, tax law literature, current articles, tax law review notes, tables of cases, and tables of IRS rulings, this publication is supplemented annually with significant updates on the latest developments in: Nonprofit governance Nonprofit regional healthcare cooperatives New rules for donor-advised funds New rules for supporting organizations Expanded discussion of private benefit doctrine (to reflect recent IRS ruling activity) Updates on unrelated business activities Integration of new Treasury Department regulations As an extra celebratory bonus, when you purchase the print version of this Tenth Edition, you will also receive a free ebook download of The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Tenth Edition. For details, see the inside back cover of this book. With everything you need in one volume, this must-own guide for nonprofit executives, officers, directors, lawyers, accountants, and consultants is the resource you will turn to time and again for the reliable advice you need to complicated tax law issues.

The Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofit Law Library

Essential Questions and Answers
Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118669983
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 464
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Need a quick answer to a nonprofit legal conundrum? It’s literally at your fingertips with The Bruce R.Hopkins Nonprofit Law Library. Supplying you withfind-it-on-the-run answers to your nonprofit law questions, thisLibrary prepares you to meet and manage yournonprofit’s legal obligations with its step-by-stepguidance. Packed with authoritative answers to the most essentialquestions on how to start a nonprofit organization; nonprofit lawbasics; maintenance of tax exemption; public charity rules;unrelated business rules; boards of directors and compensation;conflicts of interest; self-dealing; liability, and much more, thise-Library offers hands-on information mined from the followingbestselling books and updated and expanded by the leading authorityon nonprofit law, Bruce R. Hopkins: • Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations: EssentialQuestions & Answers / Bruce R. Hopkins and DavidMiddlebrook • 650 Essential Nonprofit Law Questions Answered /Bruce R. Hopkins • The Legal Answer Book for PrivateFoundations / Bruce R. Hopkins and Jody Blazek • Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization, SixthEdition / Bruce R. Hopkins • Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities /Bruce R. Hopkins, Virginia C. Gross, and Thomas J. Schenkelberg From acquiring and maintaining tax-exempt status to fundraisingregulation, The Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofit Law Library givesyou the legal guidance and practical insights youneed—now.

The Broadview Guide to Writing, fourth edition


Author: Doug Babington,Don LePan,Maureen Okun
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770480926
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 616
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The Broadview Guide to Writing is a concise yet uncommonly thorough text with a fresh approach to the craft of essay writing. The first part of the book discusses the style and structure of essay writing, and includes a useful discussion of the intangibles involved in the writing process—such as confidence, perseverance, and a willingness to deal with criticism constructively. The second part of the book provides thorough coverage of grammar and usage in a comprehensive reference guide, ranging from the simplest mechanical issues (such as subject verb agreement) to subtle distinctions between words that have similar meanings. A wide range of examples is included throughout the book. The fourth edition has been extensively updated and now incorporates the 2008 changes to MLA Style guidelines for documentation. Particular attention is paid throughout to the needs of Canadian students.

The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations


Author: Thomas K. Hyatt,Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470371528
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1008
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A complete and up-to-date legal resource for administrators of tax-exempt healthcare organizations, the Third Edition equips you with a comprehensive, one-volume source of detailed information on federal, state, and local laws covering tax-exempt healthcare organizations. The Third Edition of this practical, down-to-earth book tackles complex legal issues by providing you with plain-English explanations and the appropriate legal citations for further research.

Nonprofit Law Made Easy


Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471727148
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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The ins and outs of law in the nonprofit sector--made easy! Written by renowned author Bruce R. Hopkins, Nonprofit Law MadeEasy is a must-read guide for executives, board members, officers,accountants, fundraisers, and others who handle legal issues thataffect the way nonprofit organizations are formed andoperated. Nonprofit Law Made Easy presents in-depth discussions on such hottopics as acquiring and maintaining tax-exempt status, reportingrequirements, charitable giving, disclosure requirements, unrelatedbusiness activities, fundraising, corporate governance principles,and board member liability. It also includes crucial information onavoiding nonprofit law traps and navigating governance andliability issues. Packed with practical tips and hard-to-find, authoritative advice,Nonprofit Law Made Easy demystifies complex legal issues withplain-language explanations of laws and regulations for non-legalprofessionals.

The Law of Fundraising

2008 Cumulative Supplement
Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470304006
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 528
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Containing a complete update of the main volume it accompanies The Law of Fundraising, Third Edition this 2008 Cumulative Supplement is updated and expanded, detailing federal and state laws with an emphasis on administrative, tax, and constitutional law. Clearly explaining state and federal rules impacting fundraising professionals, this supplement provides you with IRS rulings and pronouncements, an IRS checklist for monitoring charitable fundraising, and sample IRS forms.

Guide to Legal Writing Style


Author: Terri LeClercq,Karin Mika
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9780735599987
Category: Law
Page: 128
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Resource added for the Paralegal program 101101 and Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate diploma 311101.

The Tax Law of Charitable Giving


Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118768035
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 928
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A completely updated guide to the laws and regulations governing charitable giving This fully updated Fifth Edition of The Tax Law of Charitable Giving is the definitive resource for nonprofit lawyers, accountants, and fundraising professionals charged with navigating the increasingly complex maze of charitable giving regulations. This new edition includes: Detailed documentation and citations, including references to regulations, rulings, cases, and tax literature An exhaustive index allowing for quick and easy reference Annual supplements to keep readers apprised of the latest developments affecting tax–exempt healthcare organizations

Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities

Essential Questions and Answers for Officers, Directors, and Advisors
Author: Bruce R. Hopkins,Virginia C. Gross,Thomas J. Schenkelberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118088557
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 648
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A hands-on guide to the most pertinent and critical legal issuesfacing those who lead and manage tax-exempt colleges anduniversities Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities is a practical,accessible guide to nonprofit law as it is specifically applicableto exempt colleges and universities, and their related entities,such as fundraising foundations, endowment funds, supportingorganizations, for-profit subsidiaries, and limited liabilitycompanies. Topics discussed will include governance, endowment fundsmanagement, the annual reporting requirements, and the unrelatedbusiness rules Written by the country's leading authorities on tax-exemptorganizations Features essential, practical legal information ineasy-to-understand English Presented in question-and-answer format, divided according tomajor topic areas that are of interest to those who lead and managetax-exempt colleges and universities Designed for the management and leadership of colleges anduniversities, as well as others working in the higher educationfield, such as lawyers, accountants, and fundraising/developmentpersonnel, Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities allowsreaders to easily search for and find answers to questions, puttingall the information they need right at their fingertips.

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist


Author: Tad Crawford
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781581150032
Category: Art
Page: 263
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Painters, illustrators, photographers, and other visual artists are advised on the copyright laws, contracts, sales by galleries and agents, leases, income tax, and wills

The New Form 990

Law, Policy, and Preparation
Author: Bruce R. Hopkins,Douglas K. Anning,Virginia C. Gross,Thomas J. Schenkelberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470482711
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 648
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The New Form 990 covers the law, policy, and preparation of the new IRS Form 990. It includes summaries of the law underlying each of the parts and questions in the return, so that the preparer can understand the background law in formulating answers on the return. The subject matter is particularly timely and relevant given the release of the draft Form 990 last summer, the expected release of the final Form 990 in early 2008, and the commencement of the first tax year to which the form applies on January 1, 2008.