Did you Know?

First let me start off by saying I am not employed by any publisher, except when I write articles or tutorials for their magazines. I was always under the impression that if your work is published in a magazine, they own all rights to the images they take of the jewelry. This comes as common sense to me because I work in the Rights and Reproductions dept. at the art museum.

I became curious about what the policy really is when I have seen people take screen shots or scans of their magazine publications to show them on blogs or Facebook.
So I went straight to the source.  And found out that I was right. It is against a publisher's policy to take screen shots or scans of published work and show it on the internet.  Now this is true for Interweave Press publications. This may or may not be true for other publishers.

Pay attention to this wording that is included in the front of every issue: All contents of this issue of Jewelry Stringing are copyrighted by Interweave Press LLC, 2012. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited, except by permission of the publisher.

But there is good news! The publisher will gladly send you professional PDFs or jpegs of your published piece to be used with a link on your blogs/FB. All you have to do is ask!

It is exciting to finally get your work in books and magazines. And I have, on several occasions, been tempted to scan or screenshot certain publications to show my blog readers.  It's comforting to know that I can easily get the image straight from the publisher. I hope this information is helpful!

 Here is an example. I had the editor of Jewelry Stringing send me a recent publication jpeg, and they also provided me with this link too. So as long as you get the image directly from the publisher, and the link that they provide you with, you are more than welcomed to show off your published pieces online.