Intellectual Property Law
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You can act as the publisher for your friend and publish through Amazon. I would recommend that you enter into a basic written agreement with your friend about your duties as publisher, the extent of work (services) you will be providing and compensation (if any). You
So would the copyright be in my name then?
In the alternative your friend co do it directly however because your friend's credit card would be Turkish Amazon may reject it or may direct the account to its European subsidiary. You would need to confirm this directly with Amazon
copyright is with the author untill such time as the copyrights are assigned / sold
so if the intention is for your friend to retain copyrights then he/she will be able to
otherwise, in the agreement I mentioned you should note the transfer of copyrights
Do I need any rights to publish on his behalf besides the written agreement?
no. the written agreement would be your permission
Ok. Is there any code or statute I should be aware of?
You should consider registering the copyright of the book either on behalf of your friend or by you if the copyrights will be transfered to you.
registering copyrights will provide you with the ability to go to court and demand statutory damages in the event someone copies the book or uses the book without permission
Ok anything else I should know?
Ok great. Thank you so much!
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