Many creative people and their companies undertake independent study prior to contacting an attorney for legal advice. See below selected titles for independent study:

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Selected Titles for Independent Study:
The Writer’s Legal Guide, by Kay Murray and Tad Crawford
The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing, by Timothy Harper
Writer’s Market 2018, by Robert Lee Brewer
Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual, Dan Poynter
Chicago Manual of Style, The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff
How to Write a Book Proposal, by Jody Rein and Michael Larsen
Getting it Published, by William Germano
Art, Artifact, Architecture & Museum Law, by Alexandra Darraby
The Screenwriter’s Legal Guide, by Stephen Breimer
Music, Money and Success, by Todd and Jeff Brabec
The Law in Plain English for Photographers, by Leonard DuBoff and Christy King
The Stage Producer’s Business and Legal Guide, by Charles Grippe
Producing Theatre: A comprehensive Business and Legal Guide, by Donald Farber
The Copyright Handbook, by Stephen Fishman
APE: How to Publish a Book, by Guy Kawasaki
The Author Training Manual, by Nina Amir
The Author’s Toolkit, by Mary Embree
The Book Publishing Industry, by Albert Greco and Jim Milliot
Bookmaking: Editing, Design, Production, by Marshall Lee
The Business of Being an Artist, by Daniel Grant
The Business of Digital Publishing, by Frania Hall
The Craft Artist’s Legal Guide, by Rich Stim
The Economics of the Publishing and Information Industries, by Albert Greco
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry
Get a Literary Agent, by Chuck Sambuchino
Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines, by The Graphic Artists Guild
Inside Book Publishing, by Giles Clark and Angus Phillips
Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century, by John Thompson
Publishing for Profit, by Thomas Woll
Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name, by Stephen Fishman

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DISCLAIMER: The books listed here are provided to website visitors for information-only purposes and the selection of these books should not be construed as as an endorsement or legal advice. Reference to these books does not establish an attorney-client relationship with The Law Office of Robert G. Pimm.

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