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Does a publishing contract through a corporation protect the…

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Does a publishing contract...

Does a publishing contract through a corporation protect the author from liability for liable, errors etc

Lawyer's Assistant: Since business law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the corporation is registered in?

Calgary, Alberta

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Also wondering about taxes personally vs through a corporation

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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Are you asking how as an author you can best protect yourself from personal legal liability?

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Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Incorporating is a good idea in the sense that your corporation and not you would be liable in many cases.

But if you are the author of the book itself even if your corporation enters into the contract with the publisher someone outside in the public could still potentially sue you. This could be the case, for example, if they allege defamation.

So aside from incorporating it would be best to also ensure yourself so if you are sued you are not only covered but your legal fees are as well.

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