Books for Clients
I’ve had a couple people approach me to create a photo book for them because they have seen some of my books and like the unusual page layouts I created. Because my books have been for me or family members the copyright statement used have been okay.
My question now is how do I write up the copyright page since the photos will not be mine?
Do I share the copyright with the client since the photos belong to them and the layout designs are mine or do they loose that right because I am the one creating the book – please advise.
Also please provide an example of what could be used for a book for a client.
I’m not positive on this – but, I would think the book design would belong to you. There is enough room in the copyright box to include a notation about the photographs. I would make sure that the owner of the photo’s gives you something in writing that the pictures belong to them – You could maybe include something in the copyright box like this: "Photographs contained in the book are privately held by (bla bla bla)" But for sure get something in writing that states the people that are providing the photo’s own them.