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Kay Murray and Tad Crawford, January 2014
Basic Moves for Movie and TV Deals »

Kay Murray, formerly general counsel and assistant director of the Authors Guild, is assistant general counsel at Tribune Publishing. Tad Crawford, the founder and publisher of Allworth Press, is an attorney and the author of several books, including Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers and a novel, The Floating Life. This article is derived from their …

Tad Crawford, Joe Donnini, and Nancy Seifer, June 2010
Dealing with Piracy Problems »

Allworth Press, the company I founded more than 20 years ago, publishes many books for graphic designers and creative professionals in related fields. Recently I’ve received a number of emails from upset and worried authors who have found their books available free on the Internet. Pirated titles include Emotional Branding: The New Paradigm for Connecting …

Tad Crawford and Kay Murray, June 2003
Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed »

It is tempting to postpone the complex process of planning for retirement. But it’s not wise. No matter how far away the retirement years seem, or how attractive or repellent the thought of retirement is, it makes sense to start working toward it early. A good way to start is by thinking about the major, …

Tad Crawford & Kay Murray, January 2003
Taxes 101: Basic Guidelines for Self-Publishing Beginners – Part I »

“To produce an income tax return that has any depth to it, any feeling,” author Frank Sullivan quipped, “one must have Lived–and Suffered.” The suffering stems not only from the necessity of giving hard-earned money to the government, but also from the nature of dealing with tax regulations. Because tax policy is one of the …

Tad Crawford, June 2001
Submitting My New Book to Me »

We all know that self-publishers often evolve into publishers who bring out books by other authors. In fact, lots of us have made this transition, including me. The process of turning back into a self-publisher is less well known and somehow suspect, because so many prominent editors and publishers choose to take their literary creations …

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