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[Guest Post] Legal Concerns for Authors

My dear dudes,

As you know, I am finishing my book and having gotten in touch with the self-publishing world, I encountered a few problems specific to this topic. It is my pleasure and a great honor to have a guest post by Sara F. Hawkins, a recognized attorney in this field, on this topic.

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Legal issues of self-publishing a book (e.g. on Amazon KDP)

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My dear readers,

That is right – I am working on a book! I want to have it ready by the end of the month and hopefully, it will the start of the list Books. At this point, I have no idea when I will actually publish it because I am stuck with some legal issues. I had my Italian lawyer going through the first draft and at the end of it, I was more confused with what he told me than before.

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Review #2 – The ten roads to riches, by Ken Fisher

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Book: The Ten Roads to Riches (Affiliate link)
Rank: 10/10
Summary : here

Review (7/10)

I found the book The Ten Roads to Riches (Affiliate link) very digestive – written in very simple terms with a few jokes here and there – and with very attractive features; For one, the preface opens the mind of the reader for the rest of book and explains questions that arise immediately when we read the title (why ten roads – not more – and what are they?). Second, it is modular – each chapter pertains to a given road and you can skip it if you’re not interested in that particular road. Third, I like how Ken Fisher structures and categorizes concepts and ideas, as I often do that myself. An example of this is that Fisher picks up examples and frames them into specific chapters (aka roads). All the sub sections make sense to me. Things are structured well. Plus, many things are backed up with references, clearly my style too.

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Summary #2 – The Ten Roads to Riches, by Ken Fisher

This is my summary of the book The Ten Roads to Riches (Affiliate link). Keep in mind that this is my summary, i.e. it may not be an accurate summary of the book.

Preface

The book starts off with a very concise Preface, which hashes out the contents of the book. Ken Fisher argues that getting rich is not wrong, and there are ten and only roads one can follow to become rich. Fisher says defends the existence of 10 roads based on his experience, given his 36-years old career, studying wealthy people; essentially, every wealthy individual fits into one of these roads (or a combination of them). Fisher also distinguishes his book from the books that explain the road “live frugal and save”, which is in fact covered in his book (Chapter 10). The Preface also enumerates all the roads upfront, advises for some parts looking offensive and puts the concept of richness under perspective.

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Review #1 – Rich Dad Poor Dad

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Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad
Rank: 10/10
Summary : here

In the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki introduces several simple, yet profound concepts pertaining to personal finances and how to manage them. The book is very digestible and covers a lot of aspects of personal finances for its relatively short size. It took me about 5 days to read the book, part-time. The book is great at showing the difference between the rich and the poor, even though it doesn’t describe a profile for the poor and the rich. Using its own experience, Robert Kiyosaki explains the advice he got from his dad and his friend’s dad (called rich dad in the book), and how it went on to influence his life.
The chapters are very well balanced and present a crucial idea, each of which was introduced by the rich dad.

These ideas are: 1) be financially educated, presenting mistakes that people commonly fall into, when they are not financially educated, 2) the importance of having a business apart from a regular job, and how that is crucial in the process of building wealth, 3) examples how deep value deals can be arranged and how the rich reach them, 4) how money can work for people rather than people working for money and 5) what obstacles there are to build wealth. Overall, I relate to Robert Kiyosaki’s story and second most of his claims.
I personally recommend this book to everyone who wants to learn fundamental aspects of personal finances and managing finances in general, as well as people who want to know what to do to start building wealth.

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Summary #1 – Rich Dad Poor Dad

This is my summary of the book Rich Dad Poor Dad. Keep in mind that this is my summary, i.e. it may not be an accurate summary of the book.

I should say straight ahead that the Rich Dad Poor Dad book is one of the best books I have ever read, and I actively recommend it to everyone looking for the best financial advice. If you send me a message, I can send you this summary of Rich Dad Poor Dad in pdf, for free. Important: one user just asked me for Rich Dad Poor Dad pdf – to make it clear, what I could send you is the pdf of this summary, not the book!

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Introduction

Robert Kiyosaki introduces the context, says that his poor dad went to Stanford and earned a PhD, and his rich dad never finished the eight grade. Having two dads advising him so differently regarding money turned out to be very valuable for Robert Kiyosaki and made him think more in the long run. Then, he goes on to explain more differences between his both dads and their attitude regarding money. Kiyosaki chose to listen to and learn from his rich dad, who taught him 6 lessons over five years, described in the next chapters.

Chapter 1: The rich don’t work for money

At a very young age, Robert Kiyosaki had his first business partner, his schoolmate Mike. They worked for Mike’s dad, who taught them lessons on how to make money. The first rule they learn was that the rich don’t work hard for money, their money works hard for them. The first thing Mike’s dad did was to pay Robert and Mike 10 cents/hr so that they could see what is like to get a salary they find short – and imagine how would that be if multiplied over the time-span of 50 years. Then, rich dad had them working for free, which taught them two lessons: 1) most people are guided by fear (of not being able to pay for their bills) or desire (e.g. greed) and 2) we need to think of alternatives to make money, which Robert and Mike did – at a very a young age they set up a small library room, where they provided leftover magazines to other kids for a small fee.