NEW in the bussiness ...
HI am new in the bussines of writting , recently wrote a book of poems and need some imput . I hired a person to edit my book , then he told me that for a little bit more he will place my book in Lulu and amazon.Obviously I was all exited and say yes , he edited my book and together we made changes and became friend through fb messanger , every thing was verbal , some one suggested i should make a contract i mention it to him and he say yes , and we could take care of it later , we worked on the book and finally he sent me a made copy of the book every thing was sort of okay until i find some issues with the printing of the book it wasnt made right, the table of content was in the last page , some typographic errors and the content was not in harmony with the pages , example , the subject that was to apair in page 60 was in 62 , i wanted to correct all that so i spoke with the distribuitor wich i understood to be the maker or printer of the book , and they told me i do not have say so about my book..so i referred myself to the book and say i got copy right with my pen name, but the right reserved are in the name of the editor ..now here is the question .
Whos book is it ? who have the say so and is incharge ?me or the editor ? there is a difference between copy right and right reserved inst it ?
I never gave written permission to right reserve any thing i only asked and pay for the editing , the guy that edit it told me he would help me to get in with the distribuitors ...did i do something wrong? and what should i do now .Do i have to recurred to legals means ? Did they appropiated my book taking the right on it ? Please help me to understand , i know very little on the matter .