The first cover of our book, The Twin Shall Meet, was an image of Mark
Twain. We had to revise the cover and use an image of Nina because The
Mark Twain Foundation seems to have control over all his images. That
website may have been the one where we had to go to either purchase or
license his image. I remember it was going to be very expensive so we had
to change covers.
On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 2:02 PM, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]>
> The site claims to represent the estate of Mark Twain and controls all
> use of his likeness, etc. for business purposes.
> Given that almost all of his work is in public domain, what do they
> actually control. Are they, in fact, just posers. The site is not
> particularly impressive as web sites go.
> I am curious because I've developed a audio/video book of "A Connecticut
> Yankee in King Arthur's Court" on a 32GB flash drive that I'm hoping to
> market. It contains an icon of a rather well worn photo of Twain. As
> far as I know, all my materials are public domain