Working With Publishers and Creative Commons
Fred Benenson, January 13th, 2009
1. Figure out what you want and ask for it
Every contract is negotiable. Choose what you want and ask for it. Do not be afraid to ask for it. In our case, we focused on getting Creative Commons licensing into the contract, but we also asked for and received other modifications, including a higher percentage of royalties after a certain number of books sold, a stipend to design the book and ownership of the book layout and design (which we licensed CC).
This is essential reading if you’re talking with your publisher about using CC, so don’t miss the 9 other suggestions.