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No. If you were quoting parts of the other book, or if you were directly copying the pictures of the book, then it would be a problem. But if you're simply telling a story about a similar subject then there's no problem. Nobody can copyright the moon, and any story about the phases of the moon is to some degree going to have a similar structure. It ...


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Consider creating a print-ready PDF for uploading to Lulu. I'm not an expert on Lulu nor publishing nor PDFs, but I have published a full-width photo book with Lulu a few years ago. I don't recall having any margins to deal with. Some pages were only text, some pages had text and photos, and other pages were full-width photos. In Lulu, I used a 6x9 ...


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Usually an illustrator approaches a publisher with his plans for a project and shows the publisher his previous work and/or sketches for the planned work. If the publisher is interested, he will pay an advance and the illustrator starts to work on the book, etc. This procedure gives the publisher an opportunity to suggest changes or get an editor or art ...


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Given the nature of the transformation, this is clearly magical. As Kate said, you get to decide how the magic affects tattoos. What would be the most interesting for your story? If the story takes place in the otherwise real world, tattoos on a child would certainly draw attention, and perhaps lead to all sorts of delicious conflict (what sort of lowlife ...


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Ditto @DoWhileNot. Let me add: Copyright law very specifically says that you cannot copyright IDEAS, you can only copyright the words used to express an idea. Unless you copy someone else's exact words, you will not be found guilty of copyright violation. I hear this question a lot from both sides: people afraid that they can get in trouble because their ...


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If you look for artists on their webcomic sites, like Cucumber Quest, Hark! a Vagrant or Helvetica, you may have some luck. Also, check out Deviant Art for users with worldwide artistic talents


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It's possible --and common --to re-release a story that has passed into the public domain with new illustrations. However, you would almost certainly need to be an established illustrator first. Your best bet --if you want a traditional publisher --is to put together a portfolio of sample illustrations showcasing your style. Illustrating a well-known ...



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