I spoke with Dave about his latest book and his thoughts about cookbook negotiating and writing:
Q. Congrats on your latest book, Global Kitchen. It’s a work-for-hire with royalties, from Cooking Light. That’s an unusual arrangement, isn’t it?
A. It’s actually a hybrid. A work-for-hire is when you create a work and sell it to someone else, and they have full rights to do whatever they like with it. Time Home Entertainment Inc. owns Cooking Light and several other publications and they want the rights to use the material in Global Kitchen elsewhere.
I developed and wrote 30 recipes. The publication has the right to the material for a certain time, and then the rights revert to me. So if I want to