As a kindergarten teacher and author of curricula and simple songs that make learning fun, I am not sure I am in the same league as the rest of you. But I will stick my neck out anyway and ask the question.
I have been told of a simple solution that allows my workbooks, songs, and other materials to sold and distributed in PDF form to fellow teachers while still protecting my copyrights. The solution is to license my materials through a micro-publishing marketplace on the Internet.
Has anyone hear of these kinds of web-sites?
Apparently, as I'm told, these web-sites register buyers and puts a watermark on each item a they license from me. The service provides the licensing terms (in my case, I would want something like "for classroom use only"), collects payments for me, and keeps records of all buyers and unique watermark codes. Supposedly, the prices for the materials I publish is set by me.
I believe these "intellectual property licensing web-sites" are a fairly new service on the Internet. So, I have been warned to "read the fine-print" before signing-up. I guess one has to be careful not to give up their copyrights to the specific service they sign-up with.
Does anyone have any experience with such sites or thoughts on this approach?
Lover Smilers & Kindergarteners