February 22, 2012

Did you Know?


First let me start off by saying I am not employed by any publisher, except when I write articles or tutorials for their magazines. I was always under the impression that if your work is published in a magazine, they own all rights to the images they take of the jewelry. This comes as common sense to me because I work in the Rights and Reproductions dept. at the art museum.

I became curious about what the policy really is when I have seen people take screen shots or scans of their magazine publications to show them on blogs or Facebook.
So I went straight to the source.  And found out that I was right. It is against a publisher's policy to take screen shots or scans of published work and show it on the internet.  Now this is true for Interweave Press publications. This may or may not be true for other publishers.

Pay attention to this wording that is included in the front of every issue: All contents of this issue of Jewelry Stringing are copyrighted by Interweave Press LLC, 2012. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited, except by permission of the publisher.

But there is good news! The publisher will gladly send you professional PDFs or jpegs of your published piece to be used with a link on your blogs/FB. All you have to do is ask!

It is exciting to finally get your work in books and magazines. And I have, on several occasions, been tempted to scan or screenshot certain publications to show my blog readers.  It's comforting to know that I can easily get the image straight from the publisher. I hope this information is helpful!


 Here is an example. I had the editor of Jewelry Stringing send me a recent publication jpeg, and they also provided me with this link too. So as long as you get the image directly from the publisher, and the link that they provide you with, you are more than welcomed to show off your published pieces online.

15 comments:

  1. Super helpful info - thanks for providing it! (and I love that necklace)

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  2. Excellent Information! Thanks for sharing that with us!

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  3. thanks for the info. if i've understood this correctly, it also addresses those people who copy magazine designs and sell it as their own.

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  4. Great info, Miss Lorelei! Thanks for sharing that. I have always asked for cover shots, but not the inside ones. This is good to know. And I was just looking at this exact piece in the Spring issue of Stringing. The colors are so juicy and bold. And I love the little brass circle. Would never think to use something like that so unexpectedly. Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  5. Great info, thank you. I have my first project due for publication next month and I was wondering how I would be able to show it on the blog. I will e-mail the editor.

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  6. Thank you for providing that information. Someday I hope to be able to use this info! :-)

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  7. That's good information to know. Especially since I'm going to be published for the first time in the June and July issues of Bead Trends. So excited! I have this issue of Stringing and saw your piece in it. It's just lovely, as usual.

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  8. Thanks for the great info. I had a small quilt featured inside the front cover of a quilting mag as well as in a group spread. It was also used to be on the back issues page of the magazine's website, but they have reworked their web layout. I am going to contact them to see if I can get professional copies. (I work R&R in a museum shortly before marrying -- great job, huh?
    Emanda

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  9. No, I didn't know that and thank you so much for this great information! Much appreciated!

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  10. Good to know- thanks for sharing! (off to delete scanned magazine features.......oops).

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  11. that is great to know! Thanks so much for sharing that info!!

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  12. Thanks for sharing - good to know!

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  13. That necklace is adorable, I love the way you used that brass thingy (tube?)!

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  14. I know with at least one of the publishers I've been featured in several times, they don't mind. But I'll certainly keep this in mind with the other publishing companies out there. Thank you!

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  15. Thank you so much for this, Lorelei. It's always good to know exactly what rights we have and do not have with our published work.
    Shan

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