Stocky wrote in post #5393511
Eventually people here will figure out that if you make and sell a book it will fall under editorial use, and you won't need a model release, but I think for now you will mostly get advice telling you otherwise. Other things that you can use images for with out a model release include: use as part of a story in a newspaper or magazine, or sale of fine art prints.
Commercial use is when you use the image to try and sell Coke, Pepsi, or a pickup truck. As long as the picture was taken somewhere you were authorized to take pictures then you should be safe to use it for all editorial use including writing a book.
Ok, so long as the picture was taken somewhere you were authorized to take pictures, you can:
A. Publish a book about your life as a boxing photographer, in which you happen to have some pics of Evander Holyfield (among many other boxers), and no release is needed.
But if you,
B. Publish a book about Evander Holyfield (like a photo-biography), in which you include all the pics you took of him, then you must need a release right??