I've been asked by a large publisher to author a book for them and I am inclined to pursue the opportunity.
This is my first time dealing with a publisher... does anyone have tips or suggestions regarding important issues, questions to ask etc.?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
In another thread about online publishing (or other purposes) requiring high resolution digital files, I raised my concerns:"You are probably publishing your best work and sending the publishers high resolution files.
Do any of the services tell you how they would protect your high resolution files, during the process and after a book is published? IOW, should these files fall into the wrong hands, can you hold them accountable?
If you are not concerned, why not?"
If your book requires digital files, it would make sense to ask the publisher these questions. Your files will go through many hands and computers, and it just takes one unscrupulous person to copy them and reproduce unlimited prints with ease. Unlike traditional publishing, this is a new wrinkle. Yet few photographers seem to care.
If you do ask these questions, would appreciate to hear how the publisher responds. Best luck.