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« on: August 28, 2012, 12:06 »
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hi all,

I found one of my image is used for a kindle ebook as cover page.. does it require an enhanced license? thanks.


traveler1116

« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 12:08 »
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Which agency sold the license?

« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 12:21 »
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I've been wondering the same thing lately.

Here are a few examples that I've looked into...

BigStock allows it under normal license:
"e. Use Images in eBooks, including multi seat license electronic textbooks."

And this from CanStock...
"Yes! Our Standard License Agreement permits all of our images to be used on book covers, and inside books for illustration. If you think you will eventually sell over 500,000 copies of your book, you will need to purchase a Unlimited Reproductions Enhanced License."

I haven't looked into all the agencies yet, but I think this is the norm.  Very, very few ebooks will ever sell 500,000 copies... and those will probably have the words "Harry Potter", "50 Shades" or "Hunger" on the cover... which means RF images will probably not be involved.

« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 12:26 »
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i didn't really know which agency sold it, but i kind of remember someone said just a standard RF license can use for book cover..

just wonder is it same to ebook cover?

Which agency sold the license?

traveler1116

« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 12:33 »
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i didn't really know which agency sold it, but i kind of remember someone said just a standard RF license can use for book cover..

just wonder is it same to ebook cover?

Which agency sold the license?
Each agency has different terms, I'm not sure there is a "standard RF license".  Some sites allow things in the RF license that other sites require an EL for.

« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 12:35 »
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Just to clarify... every microstock agency I've looked into allows usage on ebook covers under a standard license... aside from the occasional exemptions for very big selling titles, like those selling over 500,000 downloads, which is probably the top .00001%.

« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 12:41 »
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I made two ebooks covers few weeks ago for client. Images were licensed from SS (books / ebooks: Standard - number of potential seat licenses or end users must not exceed 250,000 in the aggregate). As author is not J. K. Rowling, EL is not required.

traveler1116

« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 12:42 »
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Just to clarify... every microstock agency I've looked into allows usage on ebook covers under a standard license... aside from the occasional exemptions for very big selling titles, like those selling over 500,000 downloads, which is probably the top .00001%.
Probably true but maybe not, there are 40 sites listed in the poll results with varying terms.  I know I haven't read through all of them...  I think SS requires an EL for more than 250,000 copies don't they?

ShadySue

« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 12:48 »
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i didn't really know which agency sold it, but i kind of remember someone said just a standard RF license can use for book cover..

just wonder is it same to ebook cover?

Which agency sold the license?

You would need to know the agency, then decipher their T&C.
E.g. as mentioned above, iStock allows a paper book cover under the normal licence if the run is under 500,000 (I think all book covers should need an EL).
But then they have 'electronic items for resale' which do need ELs of 125 credits (250 V/A).
What is an 'electronic item for resale' that would need that EL as opposed to an eBook cover?
Genuinely confused, as always, about iStock's unclear T&C.


 

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