The trademark bonfire has burned down to ashes after a couple of more weeks of emails and a face-to-face seance with the big shot. Short version:
- They don't agree that the book is "fair use"
- I'm not going to sign their trademark license agreement (7 pages of dense, one-sided legalise)
- I told him of my plan B and that I was going to do it.
- We parted without major upset on either side.
Boy, am I glad that's resolved.
I'm going to the annual fund-raiser for the Market Foundation (not-for-profit that administers the social services located at the market, low-income housing, senior center, medical and dental services, food bank) at the invitation of their executive director. It will be a lot of fun and I'll shamelessly hype the book. The current draft is looking pretty spiffy.
Later tomorrow I have another seance with the curator of photography at MOHAI (at his invitation) to get his spin on the draft I sent him.
Maybe I'll get this done someday. Now I'd like to get enough pre-orders to justify a decent sized press run.