Your intellectual property rights are valuable – both to you in your lifetime, but also for 70 years after you die according to copyright law. So what happens once you're gone? Have you ensured that your heirs and successors can still benefit?
In the introduction, I mention the changes to Goodreads Giveaways, PublishDrive closes a funding round, WIRED magazine article on Welcome to the era of the AI co-worker, including aspects of translation; plus, the launch of Scrivener 3 with enhanced formatting compile options.
Plus, my books out this month: The Healthy Writer: Reduce your Pain, Improve your Health, and Build a Writing Career for the Long-Term, and Map of Shadows, first in my new Mapwalker dark fantasy series.
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M.L. Buchman is the bestselling author of over 50 novels including military, romantic suspense, thrillers, and nonfiction for writers. He brings 30 years of project management experience into his author business, and today we're talking about his book, Estate Planning for Authors.
- Matt's production schedule and ‘ticking' the Reader Clock
- Why estate planning matters so much for authors
- The three types of property, how they differ and why they matter
- Why intellectual property is important for authors to understand
- Support and ideas for organizing your estate and IP information
- The most exciting things on the horizon for indie authors
You can find M.L. Buchman at MLBuchman.com and on Twitter @mlbuchman