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Volumn Discounts
Ordering and Shipping

I have an inquirey for volumn discounts, several hundred copies.

 My question relates to the wording under the Volumn Discount section. It says something like "only books uploaded by you qualify for discount".

 I’m confused! Can my client buy directly from Blurb at discount? I can interpret that sentance two different ways, and I don’t want to loose a sale because of some stupid wording. Do I have to make the order under my name?

Dave.

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Dec 13, 2008 4:53pm PDT
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Copyrights and You
General Interest

I personally know of 2 instances where copyright infringment has already been discovered.

1. A railroad company in the USA trolled a railroad photo database and pulled 12 shots from varios photographers and made a calendar from them. They went to the extreme of "painting" the locomotives into the latest paint scheme in all 12 shots.

2. A railroad company stole a shot from a forum and put it on the front cover of a trade manual.

Both companies were caught.

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May 7, 2008 6:10am PDT
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Copyrights and You
General Interest

I recently heard through the grapevine that legislation is pending whereby ANY PHOTOGRAPH OR PUBLISHED WORD CAN BE TAKEN AND USED BY ANYONE WITHOUT PERMISSION..

The ONLY way you can protect your work is to register it for an inflated fee. The "assumed copyright" will no longer be valid. Just because you have "Copyright Mr. Joe Smith" written on the shot will mean absolutely nothing!

This new law is in the works, not yet passed ….......... but it’s coming! It means I could steal any photo of yours and use it for any purpose I see fit. I could steal from your book previews, your website or anywhere else.

 This is scary news! Do a Google search on it.

Dave.

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May 7, 2008 5:17am PDT
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Creating Tags and Catagorizing
BookSmart

I just spent a couple hours browsing the forums and cannot find any topics on this subject.

 Where can I find the pages to do this. I just published my first book and want to spread the word.

Thanks

Dave.

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Apr 14, 2008 5:30am PDT
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