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Sirs:In 1993, I wrote "Across the

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Sirs: In 1993, I wrote "Across the Atlantic and Beyond." This book was published by Heritage Books of Bowie, Md (now Berwyn Heights, MD). According to WorldCat, "Across" sold 194 library copies. As I vaguely recall, I got royalties on well over 1,000 copies, but nothing in recent years. Last Fall, I got a letter from Heritage Books requesting a renewal of the contract. I responded, but heard nothing. A short time later, I noticed that "Across" was being offered by Family Roots Publishing of Bountiful, UT via an Internet catalogue. I queried them, but heard nothing. Should I pursue the matter? Charles xx xxx xxx xxxx xxx., xxx. xxx Cxxxx xxxTel. xxx xxx xxxx

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  montysimmons replied 3 years ago.

montysimmons :

Yes, I would pursue the matter.


montysimmons :

Unless you assigned all rights to Heritage Books, you still own the copyright to your book and you should still be entitled to compensation/royalties.

montysimmons :

Depends on the terms of your contract.

montysimmons :

I would send Heritage a another letter and tell them the facts you present in your question here.

montysimmons :

I would ask them the status of your contract with them and associated compensation.

montysimmons :

If you do not like their reply, you would then likely need legal representation to further address the problem.

montysimmons :

If you have any more questions, let me know.