I am a self-published author who’s based in Northern England. Over the last several years, I have released an assortment of literature in both electronic and non-electronic format. During the course of this year, I hope to establish a literary collaboration with a Californian based lady. The intention is to self-publish a sample of our academic work to a particular market niche. You can assume that our contributions would be fairly distinct. It should be clear to the reader who’s written what.
However, before taking this step I would you kindly explain what implications this kind joint authorship would have in the areas:
1) Copyright law
2) Payment of Royalties
3) The setting up of joint accounts
4) Tax payments in America
5) Other legal and technical issues
Also would there also be any differences if we published in electronic or non-electronic form? As this inquiry involves technical matters you are most welcome to take your time before making a response. You will rightly gather that I’m very determined to get things right the first time around.