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Quoting From A Source

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When I quote from a source in my book (either from a Bible translation or an author's book), need I first get a written permission from the publisher/ author? Or, is it just enough to give credit to the source and to cite it in full later? 

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Not necessarily. First, if you are using a quote from another book, check the front page. It should tell you about permissions.

 

 

Second, Bible quotations rarely need permission unless you are using a huge amount of scripture. However, you must use the proper citation, such as John 11:40 AMPC. Usually used within parentheses. Unless it is part of the text of your sentence. AND...you must use the proper copyright citation in the front of your book.

 

 

This is the best place to find info on almost all versions. The King James and a couple others are in public domain. Check the front of the Bibles of these for any wording. One caveat, if you plan on selling your book in Britain, you will have to get written permission as the KJV is not public domain there.

 

 

When you go to this site, scroll down to English and select the version you need to check. Then, click on copyright. Copy the wording of the copyright and place it in the front of your book.

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What Lynn said.. - https://www.biblegateway.com/versions/ or http://www.judeministries.org/copyrights.php provide what you need to include on your permission pages..

 

Other authors depends on what there information says and or what you are using it for. Most will allow brief quotations with proper citation.. When in doubt... contact the writer or publisher directly with the material you want to include in your work and why. They will either allow it or not or want to charge a license fee.

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One caveat, if you plan on selling your book in Britain, you will have to get written permission as the KJV is not public domain there.

 

 

Had not realised this is the case. Thanks very much for the info Lynn.

 

Carol

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