A Canada-based publisher that I work with is currently exploring the possibility of publishing a series of James Bond-themed novellas, now that the original Ian Fleming novels are in the public domain in that country.
I know the editor is doing a lot of legal research (ie. the 'movie Bond' is out of bounds as are all other elements from the films like Q, and the portrayal of certain characters) but I was just wondering if anyone on this site had any other insights.
I want to submit, but being a writer not based in Canada, will this affect my chances?
Would they be able to distribute in countries other than Canada?
Will they actually be able to publish their own material?
EDIT: I've just learned that the publisher will NOT be producing e-books (just PoD paperbacks) as these fall under a very different set of copyright laws.