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Becoming an author is a huge undertaking – and huge risk. One of the scariest fears for many authors is that you’ll get sued for saying something wrong, like getting in trouble for giving “medical advice” or mentioning your former bad ex-boyfriend in your book. One of the questions authors ask is: “What type of disclaimer language should I use when writing my book?” In today’s episode, you’ll learn 2 different types of legal disclaimers book authors can use when sharing your professional expertise and when writing about other people in your book.

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In this episode, Lisa shares:


  • What a “Book Disclaimer” is and how it reduces your risk when writing your book
  • What’s included in a “Media Release” and how it protects you as an author
  • Why it’s important to have real people named in your book sign a Media Release
  • 2 most common ways people come after you for writing about them: (1) for violations of their privacy and (2) for defamation of their character
  • How to avoid lawsuits for violations of privacy (“public disclosure of private facts”)
  • How not to “defame” someone’s character so you don’t get in trouble
  • Why Lisa aligns Book Disclaimers with the root chakra 


Resources:Easy Legal Steps - download the first book chapter free!Episode 74 - How Not to Make Medical Claims

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