Ever wondered what your rights and obligations as a photographer are? Carolyn Wright, who has written for this site and who maintains the photoattorney.com website, lays out what you need to know plainly and simply. Her book is reasonably brief (who has the time to read a textbook the size of the phone book on this subject?) and avoids an excess of legal jargon.
Whether you're already selling either your work or your services, or are just thinking about it, the Photographer's Legal Guide should answer most or all of your questions.
Featured Comment by Grant Kench: "Note that legal issues are jurisdictionally based. Whilst this publication may well be excellent for the U.S.A., much of it will not apply elsewhere, e.g. where I am in Tasmania."
Featured Comment by Jason: "I own a copy of this and as a photography/ legal resource, it is invaluable. While most people know about Bert Krages' .PDF file explaining photographer's rights, Carolyn's book answers a lot more of the common questions you may be inclined to ask on the business side. She also is a member of Naturescapes.net and an accomplished photographer in her own right. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in selling their work."