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

PUBLISHED JAN 2014 by Kate Murray, Assistant General Counsel, Tribune Publishing | Tad Crawford, Founder & Publisher, Allworth Press — No matter how thrilling it seems to have a film or television producer express interest in your book, you need to bear in mind that movie and TV deals are highly complex, with plenty of …

Tad Crawford, November 2012
“Dear Dead Author” and Better Ways of Getting Blurbs »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2012 by Tad Crawford, Founder, Allworth Press As the head of Allworth Press for 23 years and as the author of 14 nonfiction books, I often saw how important it is to gather blurbs for a new book. I know they lend credibility and may also help identify and connect to the audience …

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 and Kay Murray, November 2002
Censorship: An Overview of What Government, Libraries, and Schools Can–and Can’t–Suppress »

This article is adapted from the newly revised Third Edition of “The Writer’s Legal Guide: An Authors Guild Desk Reference” by Tad Crawford and Kay Murray, available for $19.95 plus $5 shipping and handling (NY State residents must add sales tax). Order toll-free from 800/491-2808, by mail from Allworth Press, 10 East 23rd Street, New York, …

Tad Crawford and Kay Murray, June 2002
Defamation Dangers »

This article is adapted from the Third Edition of The Writer’s Legal Guide: An Authors Guild Desk Reference by Tad Crawford and Kay Murray. Order toll-free from 800-491-2808 or online at The First Amendment to the United States Constitution holds that “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or the press,” and …

Tad Crawford and Kay Murray , May 2002
Don’t Run Afoul of Fair Use:
Guidelines on Quoting & Copying »

This article is adapted from the Third Edition of The Writer’s Legal Guide: An Authors Guild Desk Reference by Tad Crawford and Kay Murray. Order toll-free from 800-491-2808 or online at Although everyone who deals with intellectual property seems to have heard of “fair use,” misconceptions are rife about what the doctrine makes it “safe” …

Tad Crawford & Michael Madole, July 2001
Achieving More with Author Questionnaires »

Every author dreams of selling huge quantities of his or her creative opus. And every publisher shares this dream, although perhaps with greater realism. How can the author and publisher combine forces to generate the most sales? How does an effective promotional campaign begin? Where can you uncover the secrets that will help in reaching …

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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