Mailbag Monday With Answers to your Self-Publishing Questions address questions about copyright, ISBN, print on demand, ebook formatting and more
Okay, I’m going to come right out and say it: We need subsidy publishers. The problem is, we don’t need many of the big subsidy publishers we already have. And I include all those subsidy presses that have sprung up in the last year like the spawn in Alien taking root inside the body of […]
Saturday Q & A With the Book Designer 04: Copyright Questions about using images from clip art sources, commercial use, copyright page credits
24 Practical Tips for Using Photos in your Print on Demand Books using Word to layout your book, with tips on usage, preparation and problem solving.
New: Self-Publisher’s Quick & Easy Guides Announcement. The first two Guides, on Copyright and ISBNs and Barcodes, are available now.
Google eBookstore: Your Next Sales Platform? The launch of Google’s ebookstore represents the latest step in the move to digital books.
Self-Publishers Start Here: Planning Your Book includes organizing your material, editing, putting together all the necessary parts of the book including copyright concerns and how to copyright your book.
Creative Commons expands Copyright by giving content creators the ability to license only part of their rights. This stimulates sharing but maintains control. Flexibility of this kind can maintain the economic value of works while keeping the artists in control.
One way self-publishers can increase their product line without having to write more books is by finding public domain books to reprint that are complementary to their topic and appeal to the same market.
When dealing with a rights license, be careful you don’t give away more than you bargained for. And treat other people’s rights with equal zeal. We’re in this together. Two cases of rights issues show that rights can’t be taken lightly, or given easily.