Post by wordswortheditions on Nov 11, 2008 15:16:55 GMT
Quick newsflash - I'm in discussion with the copyright holders for Oliver Onions, and hope to do a deal that will enable us to put together a collection of stories in time for inclusion in our 2009 programme.
Regular readers will know that we are largely limited to works that are out of copyright, as the £2.99 price tag of the series doesn't give us too much leeway for payment of royalties. However, the good news is that the reputation of the series seems to have reached the point where some copyright holders may be prepared to compromise on fees to enable us to include some titles that we couldn't normally afford, so fingers crossed... Cheers, Derek@Wordsworth
Oliver Onions, as far as I know, died in 1961? Imagine if other copyright holders eventually see the sense in 'compromising on fees' when an author is closing in on fifty years dead? That would certainly give you an incredible amount of scope. As it is, I think it's fabulous that so many rare gems have already been made available at budget prices even within the tricky '70 Years' limit.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.