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Title: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: Ev on January 04, 2016, 01:37 PM
As I mentioned on another thread, I'm excited to have a puzzle in the January issue of Highlights. I want to share with my Facebook friends. Is it okay for me to scan a copy of the cover and post it on FB with my news or do I have to ask Highlights?
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: H. Pinski on January 04, 2016, 02:01 PM
GO, EV!!!  :running :congratulations

I can't for the life of me think of any reason why they would object to this, Ev, though I really don't know anything about the world of magazines. It's not as though you are profiting from unauthorized use and it means free publicity for them. In fact, I can't for the life of me think of any reason why they wouldn't want you to.
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: Ev on January 04, 2016, 02:11 PM
Thank you for your response, Hilary!  :hug I just never know about these sorts of things, so it's good to hear your opinion.
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: HaroldU on January 04, 2016, 05:20 PM
Just to be polite, I would ask them. Of course they will be happy about it--and they might even share your post for wider exposure. It's always good to keep publishers in the loop when you are doing publicity, I think.
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: Ev on January 04, 2016, 06:47 PM
Thanks for sharing your perspective on this, Harold. That's helpful.
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: Vijaya on January 04, 2016, 07:01 PM
Ev, that's great! I've always asked permission from my publishers to post covers and they give it happily because it's a win-win situation.
Vijaya
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: H. Pinski on January 05, 2016, 05:47 AM
Harold is wise. :yoda
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: kwlarson on January 05, 2016, 06:35 AM
Ev, you could also take a picture of you holding the magazine up. Then you wouldn't need permission AND we'd see your smiling face.

Congrats by the way!

Kirsten
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: asingrey on January 05, 2016, 07:14 AM
You could also check their Facebook page and see if they've posted it. I think sharing anything that they put out there publicly themselves is always acceptable. Especially if you share the original post right from their page.
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: Ev on January 05, 2016, 10:54 AM
Thanks for everybody's suggestions. Asingrey, I checked on their Facebook page and, unfortunately, the cover wasn't there. Kristen, yours is a great idea (but I'm not looking my best these days and didn't really want to do that).

So, I thought--this won't take long, I'll just call Highlights. Ummmm, wrong....after three phone calls and having to wait while I was transferred to two other people, I was finally told that they don't want me to scan their cover and post it. They will email me--in several days-- an acceptable, copyrighted image that I can use.

Why is nothing easy in this publishing adventure we're all on?!    :grin3
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: Artemesia on January 05, 2016, 11:16 AM
That's good tho, Ev! They want you to have a high quality image for sharing! My publisher provided me with high res images of my covers too for publicity purposes.

And yay about the puzzle!
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: Ev on January 05, 2016, 03:42 PM
Well, I'm impressed. They were very prompt.  :thankyou Highlights.

But they sent me an image of the puzzle itself instead of the cover. I would've thought they'd want people to use the cover instead of sharing actual magazine content on social media, but I guess not.

Live and learn.
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: Artemesia on January 05, 2016, 03:44 PM
Maybe they misunderstood?
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: Ev on January 05, 2016, 03:50 PM
You could be right, Arty. The person I was talking with last was planning to pass on the request to the appropriate person, and we all know how that old game of Telephone used to work.  :grin3
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: 217mom on January 06, 2016, 10:56 AM
I say YUP  :yup YUP  :yup YUP  :yup and do not worry about looking your best if it adds interest to the post. Get it done, and have fun.
Title: Re: Magazine cover on Facebook?
Post by: Tina Cho on January 06, 2016, 07:21 PM
I'm glad we all got to see the puzzle. Live & learn. Of course, we'd love to see your smiling face!  :stars3