Saturday Q & A With the Book Designer 05: Book Files

POSTED ON Jun 18, 2011

Joel Friedlander

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Who Owns Your Book Files?

This week we’re talking about the ownership of your book files. I deal with this constantly with authors who have gone the subsidy publishing route. I don’t hide my feelings about this situation in the video.

No matter who you’re dealing with, there are points to consider that will help protect you. And a few tips, too.

If you have a question you’d like me to address next week, leave it in the comments. (If you can’t see the video, please reload or refresh the page.)

In This Video

  • Do you know whether you can get the files used to print your book?
  • Common practices of subsidy publishers
  • Why you should read your contract


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Self-Publishing Basics: Four Ways to Publish Your Book
22 Top Book Designer Tasks for Getting Your Self-Published Book Into Print

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