Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.

MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | A Legal Guide to Book Publishing

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute

The Legal Guide to Book Publishing class covers the primary legal and business issues in modern book publishing. Learn what you need to know about mainstream, self-publishing, and e-book publishing — including current and emerging trends. Valuable negotiating tips for effective contracts with each party in the book publishing chain will be discussed.

Bob Pimm is an Associate Dean and Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law. 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 is also the Executive Editor of the California International Law Journal, a publication of the California Lawyers Association (State Bar of California). Bob has authored book chapters, and numerous articles on legal and business aspects of the book publishing industry.