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FOOTNOTES - PART 1
All
footnotes used must follow an acceptable form as indicated in The
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), or in the
examples below. As long as a form is acceptable, it may vary
somewhat from these examples, but the important thing is that they
are consistent th...

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WORK FOR HIRE
Occasionally
a publisher will send you a contract for an article or book that
they are calling “work for hire.” Signing such a contract means
you are giving away all rights to the material and that the buyer has
full control. The rights will not revert to ...

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WILLS FOR WRITERS
In
addition to all the practical reasons anyone has for making a will,
as a writer you need to be concerned about what is going to happen to
the copyrights in your works. They could be your most valuable
assets. Because any copyrights you hold will last f...

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RIGHTS
        All
publishing rights are negotiable, so don’t be afraid to negotiate
with publishers who ask for all rights when you only want to sell
first or one-time rights. If a publisher wants a piece badly enough,
they will usually be willing to negotiate.  ...

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PAYMENT PROBLEMS (BOOKS)
The
terms for when and how you are to be paid for a book are all covered
in your book contract. It should indicate that you will be paid
royalties once or twice a year (contract says which), and by what
specific dates. Be sure to provide yourself with remin...

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PUBLIC DOMAIN
Any
writing not having copyright protection is said to be in the public
domain. That would generally be written material that either never
had copyright protection, or for which the copyright has run out.
Before the new law went into effect, a piece of wri...

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PRIVACY LAWS
If
you write about other people, you need to be aware of the privacy
laws and what affect they have on such stories. Although we often
hear of celebrities who have sued for invasion of privacy, the most
ordinary citizen is protected by the same privacy laws...

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ADDRESSES FOR PERMISSIONS - PART 24-B
General
Guidelines/Addresses for Scripture Quotations Contemporary
English Version and Today’s
English Version , American Bible Society,
CEV or TEV Permissions Department, 1865 Broadway, New York NY 10023. The
Living Bible (TLB) or Holy
Bible, New Living Tr...

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PERMISSIONS FOR QUOTING SCRIPTURE - PART 24-A
It is
important to know that all paraphrases of the Bible are books with
copyright protection just like other books. The exception is the King
James Version and American Standard (except for notes, maps, photos,
etc.), which are in the public domain. All ot...

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PERMISSIONS - PART 23
When telling someone else’s story If you do an article in which you tell someone else’s story, the publisher may ask for a signed permission slip from the subject giving permission for the story to be published. Such a slip should say something similar to t...
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