It has come to my attention a few weeks ago that a editorial was going to use one of my stocks in a book cover a artist here in DA made for them without payen for the fee I request BEFORE using it.
The artist told me, she told them they had to pay me before to use it. But they did not and the book was published and sold last October by this author I believe called Zeynep Bozik. And now i found out about it. So I go to the editor and they promise to pay the 10th January, nothing happens, then I ask again and the promise to pay yesterday, AGAIN nothing happens. Now I see they sold hundreds of books with it and I can´t do anything from this side of world. So now I hold the artist responsable for this even though she was nice enough to let me know they did this because she told me they took a long time to pay her too. This is irresponsable from both sides.
When you agree to make a book cover, game card,etc. You give them a budget and ask if they will pay BEFORE your start with the art. And in that budged all stocks fees or purchases you make MUST BE INCLUDED. It is your job to make sure the stocker you used receives their fee. Not the editorial or author of the book, YOU have to make sure we get our fee BEFORE the book is even printed if you are making the cover.
I am a very patience person when it comes to people using my works without permission because most of them are not aware of the copyrights rules, so I give you 2 chances and then I will make your life/web/page a wall for me to report and confront everyone who uses my work without my permission. And report report report my way out.
Now. I gave a 3º chance to this person Peon Kitap because they are already selling the book, there is no ¨You can´t print this¨ in this case anymore.
But the editorial is not payen me, so now the Artist who made the cover and did not take care of this before, will be held responsible. You will have to pay me my fee. And I will published your name here if you don´t, sorry to come this far but is enough for me.
This person was supposed to pay the 10th, but he said he was out of the country and that would pay one thursday as soon as possible. But that he only has western bank account to pay and some of you know, I dont live in US, I live in a country where bank transfer dont exist. Paraguay
Is thursday almost friday, not payed. And he promised this morningh he would.
Friday. I have bashed the authors and editorial page. Now the editorial tells me A friend passed away and so he has no time to pay something that takes 5mins to do. And I dont believe it, this person is online posting stuff ALL DAY and he is in pain for a lost? -.-
He sais, for respect to the friend, he can´t touch the credit card -.- and that he will pay in 1-2hs.
I went to complain to the author of the book, she was very kind and said would see what happened but that she had nothing to do with it.
The Editorial said something I dont understand (he speaks turkish so we use google translate) and the author explained it means ¨You send them paypal request and when credit card come to him he will fix this¨
So...what? wait for a card to come to him?
The artist nesekavak
is the one responsable. She is not replying or taking care of this mess. And the Editorial is waiting to pay me.
I put your name here so People knows you play dirty and are not trustworthy when using your works for commercial uses.UPDATE 6:
The editorial payed my fee finally. But still gives me such a headache how this artist nesekavak Neşe Kavak thinks is not her fault and is not her problem if we get our fees or not.
thanks for the kind words!
I NEVER DO THIS THINGS IN PUBLIC, never bashed anybody for profits or fees, I think I am the most calmed and patinete person in the internet -.- BUT THIS IS ENOUGH for me. This has happened several times and most times I did not get my fee, and I am sick of this. I will not let other so called artists who copy and sell image without reading rules correctly to keep doing this to me.
MY STOCKS ARE ALLOWED COMMERCIALLY WITH A FEE AND CREDITS ANYWHERE YOU USE IT.