Marlow books (was Childhood favourites)

Margaret Ball margaret at
Mon Feb 17 13:24:21 EST 2003

>You see, it used to be that a publisher kept
>the copyright until the book went "out of print" at which time the copyright
>would revert back to the author.  Only now, with these printers that can
>handle one-offs relatively economically, a book never really goes out of
Actually, Jacob, it doesn't make that much difference. It was already 
incredibly difficult to make a publisher agree that your book was out of 
print; I've been trying for years to regain rights to a paperback 
historical novel that my agent thought she could resell in today's 
market. Their standard seems to be, "As long as I can claim that I think 
there might be a copy somewhere in a warehouse in New Jersey that I 
refuse to visit, it's in print."

Margaret Ball

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