The Business of Being a Writer

First of all, go subscribe to Kristine K. Rusch’s blog, The Business Rusch.

Two books that she recommended, which every writer should read, are:

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=plyoto-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=1413316174&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr All about copyright, as it pertains to writing. What can be copyrighted, what you are licensing, what rights mean, it’s all here. Also has an extensive section on writing and taxes. An essential reference for the beginner.
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=plyoto-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=1559213833&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr All about contracts. What the sections mean, what you should never give away, and how to protect yourself. I used this reference to draft a contract for a recent anthology, so publishers can make use of it as well. Truly essential, something I will read alongside every contract I sign in the future.

© 2012 Thomas Pluck