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A classroom on the horizon?

posted Sep 29, 2011, 7:26 AM by Miles Morris

I received an email from Pearson Publishing earlier this week. They were seeking permission to reprint my red Monkey's Paw cover for a textbook they were compiling for use in Singapore. I thought it was some sort of clever SPAM or phishing expedition at first glance, but after reviewing it with more care it looked legitimate. I was more than happy to allow them to use the image for their publication, but a small part of me wonders what royalties are for something like this. To the company’s credit, they included in their correspondence a willingness to pay me for the image explained that process to a fair enough degree. I'm sure there's not much bean in such a deal, but even if I passed over -what I might consider good money- it's a good feeling knowing students will see the cover while studying Jacobs's excellent story. This was, and continues to be, a goal for me -getting my Money's Paw companion stories into a classroom setting. Someday…