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Who is getting the royalties at the moment?
I think I saw your earlier question. My recollection is it was an unusual situation? Is this where the book was published as if he was the author? Did you ghost write the book? If not, why was it written in the first person? Was there any agreement between you and he?
Thanks. If there was no agreement to say otherwise and you authored the book the copyright would remain with you and that is what I wanted to establish. Your solicitor should write to the publisher to assert your claim to the copyright as the author of the book and they can also sue the estate for breach of copyright for an amount of money that represents loss of royalties on past sales. The publisher should be a joint defendant in such a claim. They have published a work under a name without checking ownership of the copyright. The answer to your question about how you go about these things is to instruct your solicitor. The court procedures involved are not user friendly and you will need legal assistance face to face. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited by JustAnswer for helping you today.