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276 Views 4 Replies Last post: Jun 13, 2018 1:33 AM by Irauus RSS
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Jun 11, 2018 10:19 PM

Copyright concerns:


I have a client for whom I published a book. Now, he has a contact in India and wishes me to send files for printing there.

I have done a lot of work for this man without charging (for 2 years) and even created a special cover using a created a photoshop stamp with hieroglyphics etc.

As this seems to be a cheap way to buy books, I understand this move. The cost is lower than Australia or US with added postage.


Before I say "Go for it" is there anything I should do regarding the cover and the layout as there is no way I can check if these will be the same as original. Also, should they be using ISBN if there are any differences in template?


Thanks for information.

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1. Jun 11, 2018 11:42 PM in response to: Irauus
Re: Copyright concerns:

You own the copyright in the creation of the cover, I suspect.


Do you have a contract?

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3. Jun 12, 2018 6:33 PM in response to: Irauus
Re: Copyright concerns:

Get a written contract before handing over any files.


Don't put any markings on the front cover, but it's common industry practice to credit the designer on the back cover (name only, no logo). You can also put "first published by ____" on the imprint page, with logo etc.



~ Michelle ~

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