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767 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Agents Tags: aar professional organization literary agents dramatic agents agents authors representatives authors find an agent
aaronline.org — AAR Is The Professional Organization For Literary And Dramatic Agents The AAR was formed . . . . . . in 1991 through the merger of the Society of Authors' Representatives, founded in 1928, and the Independent Literary Agents Association, founded in 1977. The AAR has three prime objectives: To keep agents informed of changing conditions in publishing, the theater, the motion picture and television industries and related fields. To encourage cooperation among literary organizations. To assist agents in representing the interests of their author-clients. To qualify for AAR membership an agent must meet professional standards specified in the organization's By-Laws and agree to subscribe to the AAR Canon of Ethics. The Canon of Ethics . . . is established in order to ensure that agents fulfill in a straightforward manner all obligations they undertake in relation to their clients. The AAR does not intend to and cannot regulate the commissions, fees, services or other competitive business practices of its members nor interfere in the agent-client relationship. Our Mission The Association of Authors' Representatives is a not-for-profit organization of qualified literary agents and dramatic representatives of authors, dramatists and other creators and owners of intellectual property. Our Canon of Ethics governs the conduct of our members. We function through our By-Laws, which provide for governance through a Board of Directors, elected by Members, supported by appointed Committees. The Board appoints liaisons to other organizations in the publishing, entertainment and information industries to help identify issues of mutual concern and to enable our organizations to work together whenever possible. We provide our members with information, education and support. Through persuasion and advocacy we work to protect and enhance the best interests of our clients. We affirm the full individuality of our members and their freedom to act on their clients' behalf, subject to our Canon of Ethics and its definition of each individual's obligation to uphold integrity and the highest professional standards in all business dealings. Are you an author? A producer? A publisher? Find An Agent
788 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Horror Writing Writers Association Tags: horror writers association hwa horror novels horror writers horror authors writers organization dark fantasy fiction novels stories science-fiction fantasy
horror.org — Horror Writers Association - An organization to bring writers and others with a professional interest in horror together and to foster a greater appreciation of dark fiction in general.
789 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writer Romance Writing Writers Association Tags: rwa romance writers of america rita golden heart romance writers professional organization writers author networking
rwa.org — Romance Writers of America is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. The association represents more than 10,250 members in 145 chapters offering local or special-interest networking and education. Learn more. Romance Writers of America® (RWA) was chartered in 1981 to serve as a nonprofit trade association for romance writers. The mission of Romance Writers of America is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements his/her main income. More than 10,000 romance writers and related industry professionals are members of Romance Writers of America. Although the association is called Romance Writers of America, membership is not limited to individuals living in the United States. Approximately 900 RWA members live outside the U.S., and RWA fosters connections between its members through the RWA Web site, www.rwanational.org, and its 145 local, online, and special-interest chapters. RWA's chapters provide opportunities for members to come together to discuss the industry and build connections with fellow romance writers. Romance Writers of America hosts an annual conference that provides the perfect opportunity for authors to increase their knowledge of the business and network with industry professionals and fellow writers. The conference offers more than 100 workshops with topics ranging from beginning writing skills to the business side of writing. Romance fiction editors and literary agents search for new talent in scheduled one-on-one interviews, give workshops, and network with attendees. RWA also sponsors the romance publishing industry's prestigious awards for published and unpublished romance writers — the RITA Awards and the Golden Heart Awards. These awards recognize excellence in romance fiction. As one of the largest writers associations, Romance Writers of America leverages its influence and credibility to advocate for improving business conditions in the romance publishing industry. Also, RWA promotes the romance genre through outreach programs for librarians and booksellers. The outreach doesn't stop with librarians and booksellers, however. Romance Writers of America also sponsors an academic grant annually to develop and support academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers, as well as romance reader surveys and statistics reports. If you are interested in becoming a part of this diverse and growing community, visit the Become a Member section for more information.
789 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writers Union Tags: authors guild copyright contracts professional organization writers authors
authorsguild.org — The Authors Guild has been the nation's leading advocate for writers' interests in effective copyright protection, fair contracts and free expression since it was founded as the Authors League of America in 1912. It provides legal assistance and a broad range of web services to its members.
838 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Publishing Tags: law trademarks copyright publishing publishing law publishers authors editors web masters freelancers
publaw.com — This site is devoted to providing quality information for the publishing community – publishers, authors, editors, web masters, and freelancers. Home Trademark Copyright Legal Articles Publishing Articles Links Blog About Lloyd L. Rich Resume Services Publishing, Media & Cyberspace Contracts Intellectual Property & Audits Copyrights, Trademarks & Licensing Corporate Acquisitions & Divestitures Clients Contact Trademarks What is a trademark? A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods. In short, a trademark is a brand name. What is a service mark? A service mark is any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce, to identify and distinguish the services of… more » Copyright What does copyright protect? Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. When is my work protected? Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form so that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine… more » Legal Articles Benefits of Copyright Registration Publication of Photographs: Is A Release Required? Copyright Ownership: The Joint Authorship Doctrine How Much of Someone Else’s Work May I Use Without Asking Permission?: The Fair Use Doctrine, Part I Nuts & Bolts of Federal Trademark Registration Publishing Articles More Checklists of Acquisitions Tips and Techniques Outline of A Basic Marketing Plan Checklists of Acquisitions Tips and Techniques Purpose of this Site This Web site and the information contained are provided by The Law Office of Lloyd L. Rich to help you with publishing, business and intellectual property issues that may affect you. The information contained in this Web page is not legal advice. This is because legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation and because publishing, business and intellectual property law may vary from state to state in the United States, so that some information in this Web page may not be correct for your jurisdiction. Therefore, the information contained in this Web page cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel.
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