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Estate Planning for Authors: Tips for Your Financial and Literary Legacy

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Estate planning is important for all adults, to provide for their loved ones and to make sure their money and property are distributed according to their wishes when they one day pass away. Authors, however, have an additional interest—directing how their books and other creative property will be handled after their death. In this webinar, attorney Edward M. McCoyd will discuss wills, trusts, and other estate planning vehicles; the possibility of appointing a “literary executor” or “literary trustee” to manage the copyrights in the author’s estate; providing for the administration of “digital assets,” such as the author’s website or social media pages; and the exercise of statutory rights to terminate copyright grants, including after an author’s death.