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Legal Issues for Self-Publishing Authors

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Have legal questions about self-publishing? Here's your chance to get all those questions answered from an attorney who is also a self-published author.

Chicago attorney Mary Hutchings Reed will join us at the Lincoln Park Library Community Room on Thursday, Feb. 6 to discuss copyright, fair use, collaborating with others, contracts, and more -- and we'll leave plenty of time for Q&A.

Copies of Mary's newly published and highly recommended book, titled Book Law for Authors (, will be available for purchase for $10 (cash only).

The meeting starts at 6:15pm but feel free to come a little early to network. The library is about 4 blocks west of the Fullerton CTA station, and the Fullerton bus stops nearby. There is a small parking lot next to the library and street parking in the area.

After the meeting we'll adjourn to a nearby restaurant for buy-your-own food and drinks. We'd love to have you join us so we can continue the conversation about legal issues for authors.

Hope to see you on February 6!

Kim Bookless, Organizer

Speaker information:

Mary Hutchings Reed is a former partner and now of counsel to the law firm of Winston & Strawn, and has practiced copyright, trademark, advertising, entertainment, and sponsorship law for almost 38 years. She is the author of several legal books, including "Book Law for Authors," published this past fall by Lawyers for the Creative Arts, and of two independently published novels, Courting Kathleen Hannigan (Ampersand 2007) and Warming Up (She Writes Press 2013).