Good luck to Pink with her chemo today, and to Topsy fr appointments later this week, also MAS at the Gp's today.
at drama at the camping Cakes - how awful for the poor woman
You are right about the heat Smee - wet lettuce status here too Good luck with counting the pennies (have you got any anti-bac hand wash? )
Well I had a great time at the festival yesterday. Rod Stewart was brilliant - great show. And Stevie Nicks was phenomenal too. Adam Ant is a slightly middle-aged-highwayman-with-glasses these days, and rather bitter still that he only got one song at Live Aid - but he was pretty good.
I managed to get a bit burned on a bit of my shoulder I'd missed with the sunscreen. - However the sun seems to have helped the impetigo. I will try to sort some pics later. I am sooo tired didn't get home until 2,.30 a.m. and just collapsed into bed. But it was a great day - made me feel young again
The dog has just discovered half a packet of rather nice lemon biscuits in my bag and helped herself to them - grrr.- little old pig-dog.
kk - laughing at your pig/dog . I think his brother might live in my house . I have never known an animal like it for begrudging every sweet thing that goes in my mouth ! He is like an animal dietary aid , cos I can't help sharing !
Bit sad re Adam . Always sad when an idol doesn't live up to your memories
Too hot for cake ? Now that's sad !
BTW , finally got my other foots toenails painted !
hooray for toenail painting topsy love the images of pig-dogs and biscuit eating cat- my mum's Smog would manage the plate of bics easily- he eats everything. Poor sunburned KK but glad it's helped the mange impetigo
aw sorry KK - you know I jest Please may I rant for a bit ? ok- so i have illustrated the two books for 8 and 9 year olds and usually I get a share (50% -generally,sometimes less) of the Public Lending Rights payments -these are small but add up and provide a very welcome bonus in February -about £150 roughly. Anyway,deadline is 30th June so I enter the two books but first of all email the author to say that I'm doing so - see below:
Hi- Gaby has sent me your email address -just wanted to ask whether it'd be ok with you to share the PLR for the two new books ? I have to register by 30th June so am anxious to get on..hope that'll be alright with you. Have given the books to several 8 year olds who have been delighted. kind regards Jane
to which I get the following response:
I'm sorry but I'm going to have to decline your request. We (my wife, who co-wrote the book with me, and I) are grateful to you for your excellent illustrations but this is a high-concept book which, surprisingly, took us many years to get off the ground and so we don't want to share any of the upside. Very best wishes,
I feel incredibly peed off because he is a hugely successful author/writer etc with many very popular books under his belt...am thinking of sending the following response- would appreciate your opinions:
I'm sorry to hear that because PLR payments, though small, make a bit of a difference to my modest income and I hope you'd agree that my illustration really helps the book along. Perhaps you haven't read this part on the PLR website ? (and here I have copied from the website) .....
How do I know if i'm eligible?
To qualify for PLR in a book you should be named on its title page or be entitled to a royalty payment from the publisher (but you do nothave to own the copyright). When two or more contributors are involved they must divide the PLR between them. This is done on the basis of percentage shares which they must agree before applying for registration.
Every contributor named on the title page of a book needs to be consulted when agreeing percentage shares and the agreed division should reflect contribution. Each eligible contributor may then submit a separate application. The following types of contributor must be taken into account:
Writers - share to reflect contribution Illustrators/photographers - share to reflect contribution even if paid by fee
MAS - for you, I think your e-mail is fine (and remarkably polite considering his pompous reply to your first one) He's got a real nerve not wanting to include you in the PLR. - Your excerpt shows you are completely entitled to it. I hope he doesn't mess about so that you miss the deadline.
<shakes head in despair, flakes of mange fly round the room>
Ooh MAS, that's absurd and petty. Have had similar with things I do and it winds me up no end. I think your e-mail's excellent. Press send and if they fail to relent, we'll have to think of a suitable bit of revenge..
oh thank you- I sent a copy to my editor and she said to send it,but ominously warned me to brace myself for his reply... it was pompous wasn't it - the book,as Cakes will testify if just a series of facts and figures which,in my humble opinion would be as uninteresting as dust to children were it not for my enhancements (which I meticulously researched so that all the costumes for historical stuff etc are accurate and the bit of A level maths in one illustration is completely correct - I am obsessive about accuracy,even in light hearted things,it's important) Also I don't get royalties -just a one-off fee. what a knob
What is that stupid, self satisfied git talking about? What's a high concept book?
It's as MAS says, a series of facts. Dd loved it but I'm stumped as to what is high concept about it. ANd I think the pictures make it, actually!!!
I absolutely hate the pompous twit's reply. And it is dishonest to register it as 100% for himself if he is obliged to consult first. What a prat. He is just trying to ride roughshod over you on the assumption that it won't be worth taking him to the small claims court or whatever the process is. He is a complete arse.
Hope you get on OK at the GP's MAS.
KK - I am glad you had a good bop around to Adam et al. it can take years of you, can't it?