A Legal Guide to Book Publishing

Mon. Jun 18, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
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A Legal Guide to Book Publishing

With Bob Pimm, Esq.

"The Legal Guide to Book Publishing" workshop covers the primary legal and business issues related to publishing your book online and with traditional publishers. Learn what you need to know about modern book publishing, including current and emerging developments in e-book publishing. Valuable negotiating tips for effective contracts with each party in the book publishing chain will be discussed, including literary agents, the various book publishers using different business models, and other parties involved in the book publishing process. 

Presenter: Bob Pimm, Esq. is Chief Learning Officer and Director of Legal Services at California Lawyers for the Arts. Bob has more than 30+ years experience in the book industry. His private law practice is focused on literary law representing authors, agents, and publishers. Bob is also the Book Publishing Chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. From 2002 until 2007 he served as Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, the Forum’s quarterly publication. Bob has authored books, chapters, and numerous articles on legal and business aspects of the book publishing industry. 

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This program is made possible in part by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Cultural Arts Award, The County of Sacramento, our sponsors and members of California Lawyers for the Arts. The opinions expressed in any of our events and programs shall not be construed to represent the opinions and policies of California Lawyers for the Arts. California Lawyers for the Arts is a non-profit service organization that provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and resource library to artists of all disciplines and arts organizations. New members welcome. 


  • General Admission: $20 Online (+ Processing Fees).

  • CLA Members: $10 Online (+ Processing Fees). Requires Member Access Code.

  • CLA Senior Members $5 Online (+ Processing Fees). Requires Member Access Code.

  • CLA Student Members $5 Online (+ Processing Fees). Requires Member Access Code.

  • [$10 Extra At-the-Door] (+ Processing Fees).

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