A Business and Legal Primer for Self-Publishers--from Concept to Distribution, Part two

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Brentwood Community Center

When an aspiring author enters the publishing business, he or she may be surprised and overwhelmed to discover the ins and outs of the legal requirements of publishing. A seasoned professional is needed to navigate this new world and protect the author’s ideas and content. And in the changing landscape of publishing, authors need timely and sound advice.

On July 11 we welcome back Mary Ann L. Wymore, an officer at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., in St. Louis. Mary Ann is a member of the firm’s litigation, communications and media, and intellectual property practice groups. She will continue her conversation with SLPA members on the essential elements of the publishing process from a legal perspective.


Mary Ann will provide an overview of legal rights and obligations, including the nuts and bolts of:

  • Copyrights and trademark
  • Defamation, privacy and rights to publicity
  • Obtaining (and giving) clearances
  • Author warranties
  • Indemnification
  • Releases

Every author needs a working understanding of these topics, so join us July 11 for this essential primer on legal considerations for self-publishers.

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