How to purchase online publication rights for an out-of-print book?
May 30, 2006 7:30 PM Subscribe
I'd like to purchase the online publication rights to a book originally published in the 1960s, and long out of print. How do I go about doing this?
posted by russilwvong to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Should I go through a lawyer, or just contact the original publisher myself?
Any idea what a fair price would be for the right to put a not-particularly-well known history book on the Internet? Are we talking about hundreds of dollars, or thousands?
The Online Books
site has some advice on getting permission to put a book online from the copyright holder, but I'm interested in buying the rights, not just having the copyright holder donate them.