Tag Archives: Getting permissions

Self Publishing Guidelines for Avoiding Legal Issues

Here is a list of articles we put together to provide authors with some good self publishing guidelines for avoiding legal issues.  These articles give you a good overview of some of the legal issues that can be involved in self publishing including getting permissions, using photos, defamation, privacy and more. These self publishing guidelines for avoiding legal issues are particularly important to read if you are writing a memoir, expose or quoting extensively from other articles or books. When Do I Need to Get Permissions? | Bookstand Publishing Read More +

Guidelines on Using Photos in Your Self Published Book

Photographs and images in your book can help you tell your story and add interest, clarity and excitement to your book. A powerful image on the cover of your book, can do a lot to help sell your book. However, the laws and regulations for when you can and can’t use a photograph in your book can be confusing and, if you aren’t careful, can get you in trouble.   Here are some simple guidelines to help end the confusion and keep you out of trouble. Read More +

When Do I Need to Get Permissions?

Here are the essential self-publishing guidelines for getting permissions that every author needs to know: Quotes from published books Generally you need to get permission if you quote, in total, more than 100 words from a published book.  Less than 100 words is usually considered fair use for which you don’t have to have permission. Quotes from periodicals Generally, you need to get permission if you quote, in total, 50 words or more from a magazine or journal.  Less than 50 words is usually considered Read More +