Starting the Publishing Process

Started talking with Amazon about publishing!   I’m hoping to release this before the end of the year.

But first!  I had to finish photographing everything.  I had a bunch of tool photos I found at hardware websites.  But, after a previous lawsuit threat over a cheeseburger photo, of all things, I vowed to take all photographs myself.  (The photo is not there any longer, but my other website is www.KetchHot.com.)  There are companies out there that just search the Internet for copyrighted photographs and then threaten lawsuits to collect money.  They claimed damages of over $13,000.00 for a partial burger photo.  We settled for about $750.  With my lawyer fees it was over $1,000.00.

And, it wasn’t my fault!  My web designer had copied the photo from “somewhere”.  My lawyer said I was totally innocent.  BUT – to prove it would cost about $3,000.00 to $5,000.00 in court!  So, it was cheaper to settle.

Anyway, I’m not letting any photo enter this book that wasn’t taken by ME!  Right now there are about 210 photos inside.  Sometimes I just hate the Internet.  🙂

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One Response to Starting the Publishing Process

  1. claudia w says:

    I realize it takes so much time to get everything together and just right. I think it is great that you have perservered this far! I just can’t wait until your book is published and offered to us!