Posts tagged: book copyright

Copyright? Using others’ words or artwork in your book.

OnTo avoid the whole issue just read or hear what others say and retell it in your words. That would be the text of your book. But there can be wee pitffalls. If you are quoting them directly, you must tell the reader who they are, and usually the context of the statement. Others often […]

Magazine articles: copyright, thievery, and paranoia

OnLike you, I oppose thievery and I’m always on the lookout for paranoia! Editors are the same way, so that’s the point of this blog (and it’s mate, “copyight and other rights” posted on 11/4/11). It all starts with the nagging question: What are the chances of an editor using your copy without paying you? […]

Copyright and other rights for magazine articles (and books)

OnOther than marketing, nothing is more confusing to the new writer than the issue of rights. Actually, there is little reason for bewilderment, anxiety, or even undue concern. Two kinds of rights are involved in freelance sales. “Copyright” is one; “all rights,” “first rights,” second rights” are the other. While they sound perplexingly similar, they […]