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.

The Law (in Plain English) for Publishers


Author: Leonard D. Duboff,Amanda Bryan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621537102
Category: Law
Page: 288
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“A treasure trove of relevant information for industry professionals, new publishers, and indie authors.” —Kevin J. Anderson, #1 international bestselling author and publisher of WordFire Press In The Law (in Plain English)® for Publishers, Leonard DuBoff and Amanda Bryan tackle the many legal considerations of the publishing world. Both new and seasoned publishers and industry professionals will find the information they need as the authors break down the intricacies of the business in thorough yet concise explanations. Chapters cover important topics such as: Privacy, defamation, and other content issues Copyright basics, protection, and infringement Negotiating with authors and literary agents Contract terms Books in the digital age Publishing as a business Tax considerations An indispensable reference, The Law (in Plain English)® for Publishers belongs on the shelves of all publishers, industry professionals, and enterprising authors.

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.

A Writer's Handbook - Fourth Edition

Developing Writing Skills for University Students
Author: Leslie E. Casson
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770486712
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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Written collaboratively by writing instructors at the Queen’s University Writing Centre, A Writer’s Handbook is a compact yet thorough guide to academic writing for a North American audience. This clear and concise handbook outlines strategies both for thinking assignments through and for writing them well. The fourth edition is revised and updated throughout and reflects changes to MLA citation style for 2016.

Private Foundations

Tax Law and Compliance
Author: Bruce R. Hopkins,Jody Blazek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118532473
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 896
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"Private foundations, although constituting a relatively small portion of the charitable community, are burdened with extensive federal tax law requirements that belie their numbers, and substantially regulate and circumscribe their operations. This body of law has steadily grown since its inception as a considerable portion of the Tax Reform Act of 1969. This book came about in reflection of this expanding and expansive aspect of the law pertaining to these unique forms of tax-exempt organizations. We have attempted to both capture and summarize this law, and to provide guidance as to compliance with it"--

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 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 Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations


Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470286555
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
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This text aims to help the lawyers and managers of tax-exempt organisations ensure that they are up-to-date on all current regulations pertaining to tax-exempt organisations, and that they are well-prepared to make decisions on this topic.

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 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 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.

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

Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers


Author: Tad Crawford,Stevie Fitzgerald,Michael Gross
Publisher: Allworth
ISBN: 9781621534648
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.

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.

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.

The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports


Author: Glenn M. Wong
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763728845
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 526
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As more students enter the growing field of sports management, there is a greater need for information informing them about their career choices. Careers in Sports provides an overview of what students should consider and expect from the varied career options available to them. This book answers the questions students are most likely to have, including what courses they should take, what areas are available to them, what salary can they expect to earn after graduation, and how they can get the job of their dreams. In the highly competitive field of sports management, it is important for individuals to prepare themselves well and to make the right decisions along the way. Although there are no guarantees of success, this book will increase students’ likelihood of finding success in the sports industry. Encouraging research and realistic expectations, this book has been developed by an author with many years of experience as a respected practitioner, teacher and internship coordinator.