RE: RARA-AVIS: paperbacks to poster

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 22 Jul 2010

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    Actually, you may find that many printing stores -- especially the larger chains like Kinkos, et al, will not do copies or enlargements of book covers
    (hardcover or paperback) because of fears of copyright infringements. Because their policy is a blanket one, it doesn't matter if it's today's bestseller or a book from decades ago...they simply won't do it.

    And, yes, I speak from experience. :-(

    Your best bet is to go to a smaller outfit...they'll typically have less concerns in this area.

    Ron C.

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [] On
    > Behalf Of Frederick Zackel
    > Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 4:17 AM
    > To:
    > Subject: RARA-AVIS: paperbacks to poster
    > Roy writes, "Wait a minute.....You can blow up paperback covers to poster
    > And they actually look good? Where is this done? Kinkos?"
    > Yep. Although I had mine done through the University's photo services. Any
    > photo store can do it, too. Check around for prices.
    > I have a Maltese Falcon "serviceman's copy" from the early 1940s
    (originally sold
    > for 25 cents!) that's next on my agenda. (Gotta get up off my butt.) And I
    just got a
    > Woman's Face morphing into a Grinning Skull cover for The Big Sleep at
    > Agatha's in Ann Arbor. It was a tear-sheet of the cover. Don't know what
    year that
    > was published.
    > They come out looking great. Thumbtacks in each corner -- brightens up the
    > Good luck & best wishes.
    > Fred Zackel
    > (who now has several writings available on Kindle and other e-readers.)
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