The Writer's Legal GPS: A guide for navigating the legal landscape of publishing (A Sidebar Saturdays Desktop Reference) (A Sidebar Saturdays Desk Referen


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Prose-In-Progress, Inc.
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.79 inches | 1.12 pounds

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About the Author

Matt Knight is a San Francisco-based intellectual property lawyer and fiction writer in both the near-future and women's fiction genres. Various careers seasoned his life in North Carolina and Texas - chemist for the EPA, researcher of urinary bladder cancer, editor of the Houston Law Review, and clerk for the Civil District Court of Texas - before culminating in a fifteen-year career in California as a biotech patent litigator specializing in genetic engineering. His publications have appeared in the New York Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, IBPA Independent Magazine, and the Houston Law Review, as well as his publishing law blog Sidebar Saturdays. You can find out more about him at and


"This brainy, witty, palatable book is a must-have for writers on any rung of the publishing ladder."
-Julia Mary Gibson, author of Copper Magic.
"Matt Knight has given us the definitive, comprehensive guide to author rights and legal pitfalls in the publishing industry. Every writer, whether novice or veteran, indie or trad published, should keep this indispensable tool handy. I know I am!"
-V.S. Kemanis, award-winning author of Seven Shadows and Your Pick: Selected Stories
"Sidebar Saturdays has been my first stop for publishing-related legal questions for years. With The Writer's Legal GPS, all writers now have an invaluable and comprehensive legal resource right at their fingertips."
-Jennifer Klepper, attorney and USA Today bestselling author of Unbroken Threads
"Clear. Understandable. Full of practical solutions and valuable advice for writers of all genres."
-Michele Montgomery, novelist, personal essay published in the New York Times
"This book is an outstanding resource for all writers, whether aspiring or experienced. The legal analyses are accurate and presented in a readily understandable format." -Geoff Spellberg, attorney and author of the historical novel Rendezvous.