What disclaimers do I need for my book?

by | Aug 5, 2019 | Disclaimers & Waivers, Podcasts

Becoming an author of a book is a HUGE undertaking – and a HUGE risk. 

When you write a book, not only are you vulnerably sharing your creative ideas with the world, but, you might be worried that you’re going to write something that could get you in trouble. 

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. 

You want to reduce your risk by using disclaimers so you don’t get sued for saying something wrong. 

What kinds of disclaimers do you need for your book?

Listen to Episode 77 on iTunes HERE to learn 2 different types of legal disclaimers you can use when sharing your professional expertise and when writing about other people in your book.

Don’t have iTunes? Listen on my website here.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • 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 I align Book Disclaimers with the root chakra 

I know what it’s like to be scared to write a book so I want to help you ease your worries and soothe your soul.

When I wrote “Easy Legal Steps…That Are Also Good for Your Soul” in 2017, it was one of the scariest things I have ever done. If you’re writing a book – or plan to write one soon – take a second to tune into this 17 minute episode and find out how to reduce your risk by using 2 key legal documents.

Here’s to writing your book – and keeping yourself safe as you do it!