Copyright, R U Doin It Rite? #amwriting #marketing

I got another super-duper missive from Martin Cavannagh of Reedsy:

Hi Marian,
I hope you’re well 🙂

I’ve got something a little different for you today. The last few things I’ve sent over have mainly been about the writing craft, but recently, we’ve been talking to a lot of lawyers (I know, fun right?) to learn more about copyright.

Most indie authors we’ve spoken to don’t register the copyright for their book: we wanted to know whether that was a prudent idea. So, we spoke to a few experts and put together this guide to Copyright.

Check it out!

We’ve focused our piece very much on the self-publishing author and have gone to great pains to make it as engaging as possible. As you’ll see, to jazz things up, we’ve made a fun flowchart infographic 🙂

Martin Cavannagh, Content Marketing @ Reedsy


So hop on over, and mebbe learn sumpin!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a lawyer. Or lawyers. Or jazz.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Copyright, R U Doin It Rite? #amwriting #marketing

  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    June 5, 2017 at 5:28pm

    I’ll save the lawyer prompt; have a great deal of involvement with two of them, but not until Book 3.

    Conflict – under the guise of making sure your client gets what she deserves – is inherent in anything you bring attorneys into. My first writing partner is an attorney. She said not to sue unless you were prepared for a very long, very invasive experience – it had to be worth a lot to bother. That said, she often got what she wanted in the little mishaps in life by telling the person responsible that she would represent herself and could cause them a great deal of expense and misery if they didn’t see things her way (she didn’t abuse the privilege).

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      Marian Allen

      June 6, 2017 at 8:35am

      “Conflict – under the guise of making sure your client gets what she deserves – is inherent in anything you bring attorneys into.” So true. Engaging in conflict, at least threatened conflict, is their job. You COULD see them as champions. Or as hired hitmen, depending on your point of view. 😉

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