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Alicia,
I have heard but never seen in black and white that 10% is a pretty standard
fee for the use of copyrighted material.  You might try approaching the
copyright holder again and explain just how limited your edition is, this
has worked for me in the past.
Alicia Mckim

> From: Alicia <aliciabailey@QWEST.NET>
> Reply-To: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"
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> Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 09:35:03 -0700
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> Subject: permission to use fees
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> Good morning all - I've published several limited edition books and have
> been granted permission to use texts by copyright holders - either the
> writer or publisher. I've never been asked to pay a permission to use
> fee until now. Is there a standard range of percentage for permission to
> use text? I remember reading/hearing that the standard is 3-10% of the
> total retail sales but can't find the reference. The publisher
> requesting the fee is asking for a flat fee that amounts to 20% of total
> resale sales, which is too high for me to proceed with the project as
> planned, and may be too high for me to proceed at all. Any body have any
> experience or recommended sources for more information? Thanks, Alicia
> Bailey, Ravenpress
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