Well, absent other facts, such as written agreements between two or more of them with indemnification clauses and such, I'd say that involving all of them in a lawsuit would not be out of the question.
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I agree with Mr. Lewis. All could be responsible - Both the publisher and the author bear responsibility for the work's content but there may be agreements between them that the author will hold the publisher harmless for any copyright claims, etc. Certainly, a plaintiff filing suit will name all potentially liable entities until all the various legal arrangements and theories get sorted out.
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Your answer will depend upon a number of other facts not provided, as pointed out by Attorney Lewis and Attorney Michelen. However, there are ways to mitigate certain potential liabilities through contract. I recommend that you contact an Entertainment Attorney with a background in book publishing to discuss your situation in more detail.
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