I am a fan of the ‘Doona’ series and a group of friends and I listened to them on a long (California to Colorado!) drive on tape a couple of years ago. We really enjoyed the recording!
Those friends now have a new baby boy (about a month old) and I thought it would be an awesome onesie (however long it lasts given how quickly they grow!) idea to take a photo of the three books and print it on the front (here it is: http://www.customink.com/designs/crisis/cdp0-00aa-ye0a/twt ).
However, customink.com, the vendor I chose to use for this 1-off run, would like confirmation that using the photo of the book covers is acceptable.
Is this something that is possible, given that I will not be selling this design, profiting from it in any way, and will only be ordering 1 piece as a gift for a young fan?
Thank you for the time,
I really appreciate your asking! However, the reproduction rights to those covers are owned by the individual artists. You’d have to find them and get permission from each of them to use their artwork. If you check in the first few pages (sometimes on the back cover), the books should list the artists (and a quick web search should disclose their websites).