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How to Become a Published Author, Represent one, & Protect Your Client’s TV Rights - 6 CLE - March 8

How to Become a Published Author, Represent One,

& Protect Your Client’s TV Rights

A National Speaker Seminar - 6 CLE - Tuesday, March 8; 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Everyone has a story to tell; everyone wants to write a book; everyone dreams of becoming published. But most aspiring authors have no idea how to do so or attempt to publish without knowledge of the proper way to proceed. Without this knowledge, they give up, become disillusioned, or, if they are offered a publishing contract, find themselves without competent legal representation to protect them.

Attorneys aspiring to write and become published, or those who intend to represent clients with the same vision, will receive up-to-date practical advice regarding the publishing process through “How to Become A Published Author, Represent One and Protect Your Client’s Film and TV Rights” hosted by bestselling author Mark Shaw who has published 25+ books including “How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication.”


• How to choose a book concept with publishing potential.

• Tips about writing skills necessary to be published.

• A road map of the publishing industry including the difference between traditional publishers, subsidy publishers and traditional self-publishing

• How an aspiring author may locate legitimate literary agents & publishers.

• Should an aspiring author submit a manuscript or query letter/book proposal to literary agents and publishers?

• What are the components of a professionally written query letter and book proposal?

• What is the outline of a contract between an aspiring author and a literary agent or publisher?

• How can the author or the attorney representing an author protect against unfair advances, royalties, restrictions on future publications, promotion clauses requiring author contributions, and so forth?

• What reference sources should the attorney consult to properly advise a literary client?

• Entertainment Law Issues: Protecting Your Client’s Film & TV Rights

Materials include sample Contracts, Forms, Book Proposals, Query Letters, & Publishing Agreements

In addition to your electronic program materials, each paid attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Mark Shaw's book, How to Become a Published Author: "Idea to Publication".



A former criminal defense attorney in Indiana, bestselling author Mark Shaw has published 25+ books including his best-seller, “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.” He was also the legal correspondent for ABC, CNN, and ESPN while covering the Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant cases.

Based on Mark’s careers sweeping across the horizons of the legal field, radio, television or the literary panorama, his impressive body of work will be available at his alma mater Purdue University’s Archives and Special Collections as of the summer 2022 alongside those of Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong. Most recently, Mr. Shaw’s latest book, “Collateral Damage: The Mysterious Deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Kilgallen, and the Ties that Bind Them to Robert Kennedy and the JFK Assassination”, has been optioned by Academy-Award nominated actor/producer Mark Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas production company for a documentary feature film.


How to Become a Published Author, Represent One,

& Protect Your Client’s TV Rights

A National Speaker Seminar - 6 CLE - Tuesday, March 8; 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN • Indiana's Premier CLE Provider


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