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Self-publishing advice

Discussion in 'Accounting and Legal' started by TigerKnee, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. TigerKnee

    TigerKnee New Member

    Hi there,

    Looking for some advice!

    I'm looking to make a book for a couple of people who will be providing most of the written content while I design, edit and manage the project. This will be something of a side-project as I otherwise have a full-time day job. The book and my work will (hopefully) be funded by Kickstarter.

    Making thousands of pounds isn't my goal here (though it would be a nice side effect), it's more to establish myself and boost my portfolio – but as this is my first book, I'm a bit anxious about making sure I'm protected and doing all the right things, and hopefully setting myself up correctly to do more of this sort of thing in the future.

    So my questions are:

    1. Should I set up a company for myself?
    • What rights would this bestow on me regarding the book, if any?
    • What protections/benefits would this give me, if any?
    2. Do I need to register myself as a self-employed, bearing in mind I may or may not make more of such books?
    • If so how do I do that alongside being in full-time employment?
    3. Failing all or part of the above, what rights do I have to the book?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give! Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

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