Saturday, May 22, 2010

Regarding Sneak Peeks and Copyright Issues

Hi again all,

There's a teensy bit of confusion over your copyrighted work for handmade living.

Your Products

Your products are not copyrighted to us - their appearance in handmade living. is. In the designer info pack, we stated that any of your products appearing in handmade living. are completely owned retained by you - of course, you can continue to make and market and sell and these products without any commitment to us - in the future or even right now.

If you have photos of your product being featured in handmade living. on your website or blog, either now or in the future, that's perfectly okay. If you mention alongside that product, however - "this is going to be featured in handmade living!" that is giving away our content! and so we'd ask that you don't mention this until post-publication. After the book is published, please feel free to mention this anywhere and everywhere (in fact, we encourage it!).


Any photos you provide us do not become copyright to handmade living. They are retained by you or your photographer. We are only printing them with your (or your photographer's) permission.

Any photos we take of your products are copyright to handmade living, and are retained by us. You can't use these photos at all, anywhere else. Once the book is published and if you want to use the book as a marketing tool for your business (we hope you do!), you are asked to use your entire piece in its entirety - with both photo and text, so long as you mention the book each time.

If you would like to obtain copyright and ownership of some of the photos taken by us, you are more than welcome to talk with the relevant photographer, and we can put you in touch with them. They will offer some heavily discounted prices on any similar photos (that are not used in the book). You will gain copyright and ownership of these photos and you also won't pay a shooting fee! So please let us know if you'd like to take advantage of this.

Thank you to all of you who have sent back your copyright confirmation emails. Remember, you need to state in writing that the work submitted to handmade living. is your own, in its entirety. Apologies for these extra asks, but these things are a publication requirement.

Hope this clears things up - please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about any copyright issues.

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