I'm an artist who was recently contacted for permission to use images of my art in a book; I'm inclined to give it but am unsure what pitfalls to be aware of.
Hello MetaFilter; once again I turn to you for advice. :)
I received the following email today (names have been redacted):
"Hello [ogunther], In the book I am writing a section will be about Ponoko and this email is to ask permission to use a screen capture of Ponoko's website with images of your work showing. You will be fully credited as the originator of the work shown. I have been commissioned to write the book by London Publisher A&C Black who specialise in quality art, design and craft books. If you need more information just ask and if you are interested and you took the photographs of your work I just need you give your permission. I will be contacting CEO of Ponoko to ask their permission too and will do this once I hear from you. Best wishes, "
On one hand, I'm extremely excited at the idea of having my work featured in a publication however my cautious side is worried that I don't really know what I might be agreeing to.
She didn't send a link to the actual page she is hoping to use but I would assume its either this blog post
or my "store" page
. I have no reason (that I'm aware of) to try to limit access to these or any other images of my work as my work is not easily reproducible. I'm more than happy to share them with anyone who cares to see them, I'm just a bit apprehensive about what I don't know.
Any advice is greatly appreciated, MetaFilter! Thanks.