Meeting: May 10, 2014

Estate Planning for Authors

Have you ever thought about what will happen to your stories after you’re gone? What about your website, social media accounts and contracts with digital distributors like Amazon and Smashwords?

At our May meeting, Gin Jones will share the basic steps you can take to protect your intangible assets after you’re gone, including the seventy-year lifetime of your copyrights, and your “digital afterlife” (your on-line presence).

The workshop will cover the basics of estate planning, while focusing on the unique elements of an author’s estate: the seventy-year life of copyright, appointment of literary representatives and management of the author’s digital afterlife.

Gin Jones is a licensed attorney with more than ten years’ experience in the general practice of law. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, and a member of Sisters in Crime. She has written two non-fiction books, Estate Planning For Authors and Business Planning For Authors. Gin’s first cozy mystery,Nursing A Grudge (Gemma Halliday Publishing), will be released in June 2014. For more information, visit

NOTE: This month’s meeting is being held on the second Saturday rather than the first so as not to conflict with the RWA New England Chapter Conference on May 3.