Event Date: January 19, 2022 | Time: 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Join us as Denise Gibbon speaks on the topic: Legal Agreements for Collaborators and Contributors.Denise Gibbon - Legal Agreements for Collaborators and Contributors

About Denise Gibbon

As a publishing consultant and literary attorney, Denise represents and educates authors—whether traditionally or self-published—about contracts, copyrights, and other publishing-related issues. The name of her consulting business, Above the Dotted Line, memorializes her goal: to help authors understand what is above the dotted line before they sign on the dotted line.

Denise specializes in analyzing publishing, agency, and audiobook contracts for a flat fee which includes a one-hour consultation. As well as reviewing, revising, or creating agreements for writers who work-for-hire, report (newspapers and magazines), ghostwrite, blog, co-author, or edit, Denise provides other publishing related services such as pre-publication reviews, securing permissions (for illustrations, photos, quotations, song lyrics, and derivative works), registering copyrights, and drafting terms of use and privacy policies for websites.

Before moving to New York, Denise prepared and negotiated publishing contracts for the Los Angeles Chapter of the national mystery writers’ organization, Sisters in Crime, and wrote a legal column, The Legal Weapon, for the organization’s publication, Ransom Notes. In New York, she was a volunteer-attorney for the Author’s Guild, a distinguished national organization that educates writers about their legal rights. To learn more about legal and publishing services Denise provides, please see her website, Above the Dotted Line, at www.abovethedottedline.com or send your questions to her at dhgibbon@abovethedottedline.com.

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