Re: my .02$ and needs


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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on October 30, 2002 at 23:58:15:

In reply to: my .02$ and needs posted by Willowhawk on October 30, 2002 at 23:45:28:

I'm comfortable releasing my work as one-sided pages .... but I'd have
to negotiate with the other authors as to whether this suits them. I'm
nervous about releasing a stack of pages because it's such an open
door to piracy, even though I make sure ALL the material is registered
with the US copyright office before it goes out. I can choose to
relinquish control over my material but that's not something I can ask
of another person.

Simply ... any creep could lift pages off your table and be gone with
them and start printing them up and selling them ... unless copyright
info was on every single sheet. Prosecutable, yes, but that costs time
and money ... and is such a headache. Yes, they could take the whole
book, but that copyright info right up front and the binding is a
deterrant.

The price per book probably wouldn't come down much as the amount of
paper would double in this process. The book would just become useable
in a different way.

I've had 3 books published by a major publisher, and though they all
made book of the month club I know precisely how ikky it feels to have
a publisher ignore the author's needs. I do want to do right by
everyone, and I appreciate everyone's comments!

 


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