Rights and Permissions

Rights and Permissions

Through new technologies, books have received vastly increased exposure and readers can experience whole new ways of reading. With these exciting developments, the understanding and respect for the author’s copyright can easily diminish as content is copied and pasted simply with the click of a mouse. We thank you for making the effort to read this page and to follow copyright law by seeking formal permission to use or republish content owned by our authors.

As publishers we are responsible for making sure that the author of a book receives his or her share of the income from that book; however, when content is copied and reproduced without permission we cannot fulfill that mandate. Some authors are more interested in knowing that their content is distributed widely and would like to forego income from permissions. In those cases, the publishing house still needs to request its share of the permissions fee so it can continue to offer rights administration services to all its authors. You may not be aware that the need for (legal) administration related to copyright issues has increased manifold in recent years; in some cases the law has changed and publishers need to prepare and provide content for free to, for example, organizations that work with the visually impaired. Obviously, such and other demands require high administrative, formatting, and other efforts and cost.    

 

Foreign Rights

We promote and support foreign translations of our books. If you are interested or can recommend a foreign publisher to us please e-mail rights@crossroadpublishing.com, including your full contact info, and a detailed request or information.

 

Permission Guidelines

Thank you for seeking permission to reprint material from a Crossroad or Herder & Herder book. Please note that we currently process all permission requests through the Copyright Clearance Center, except for republication requests which are more than three consecutive pages. Permissions requests should be sent to the following:

 

The Copyright Clearance Center
222 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-750-8400
Fax: 978-646-8600
www.copyright.com

 

Please peruse the following types of permission requests, and take note of any information that you might need to prepare prior to contacting the Copyright Clearance Center. 

For republication requests please email rights@crossroadpublishing.com

 

Educational Use

You may obtain permission to use Crossroad/Herder & Herder material in an educational setting (including course packets and electronic permission) by contacting the Copyright Clearance Center. Please include the following information when submitting your request:

  • Title, author/editor, and ISBN of the book from which you wish to reproduce material
  • Excerpt length (including page numbers) of the material you wish to reprint
  • Institution name
  • Course name
  • Number of copies you wish to make

Please note that all information outlined above must be supplied in order to process your request.

 

Use in Another Publication

If you are seeking to reprint three consecutive pages or less of Crossroad's material in your own book or publication, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center. For requests of over three consecutive pages or more, please email rights@crossroadpublishing.com.  Please note that you will be asked to supply the following information:

  • Author and title of your book
  • Title, author/editor, and ISBN of the book from which you wish to excerpt
  • Excerpt length (including page numbers) of the material you wish to reprint
  • Name of publisher
  • Format in which your book will be published (i.e. paperback, hardcover, electronic)
  • Territory in which your book will be distribution (North America, U.S., world, etc.)
  • Publication date
  • Estimated print run
  • Retail price of the book

Please note that all information outlined above must be supplied in order to process your request.

 

Not-for-Profit Use

The Crossroad Publishing Company hereby issues permission to churches and synagogues to replicate material from publications copyrighted by The Crossroad Publishing Company/Herder & Herder in weekly bulletins, newsletters, and other short-term non-book and non-magazine publications free of charge. However, this permission is contingent on adherence to the following limitations:

  • Permission for any electronic use must be obtained by emailing rights@crossroadpublishing.com.
  • Material MUST NOT be posted, logged, or archived online in any way and at any time.
  • Material excerpted should not amount to more than 50% of the total work in which it is quoted.
  • Material should not exceed 1 page per text organization or consortium (not per publication). For example, a group of parishes wishing to use material can only use 3 pages total from 3 books. A series of 10 pamphlets or bulletins, each using 1 page from one book would require you formally to request permission. 
  • Publications must be available free of charge.  No monies can be collected for the work in which material is being printed. 
  • Excerpted material must be accompanied by a credit line indicating The Crossroad Publishing Company as the copyright owner. 
  • The credit line should be cited in the following format:

Title: Subtitle by Author. Copyright © [year]. All rights reserved. Used with permission of The Crossroad Publishing Company, www.crossroadpublishing.com.

 

If you require further information or instruction about your request, please contact us directly at rights@crossroadpublishing.com

 

Rights Limitations

Due to either an expired copyright or a misdirected inquiry, we receive many requests that we cannot process. Please be aware that Crossroad does not hold rights in the following instances:

  • Out of Print Books: If a book has gone out of print with The Crossroad Publishing Company, then we no longer hold rights and cannot grant you permission to reprint material under any circumstance. In most cases, the rights revert back to the author or his or her estate. Please contact the current rights holder in order to acquire the necessary permission. 
  • Previous Imprints: Please note that we do not hold the current copyright to any of the previous imprints that have been co-published by Crossroad, including Seabury Press, Meyer Stone, or Continuum Publications. Please contact these respective presses regarding your rights inquiry. 
  • Secondary Permission: If the work you wish to reprint from is taken from a collected work, please consult the acknowledgment section of the collection to discern the original publisher of the work. That is who you need to contact. We cannot grant permission for work that is copyrighted by another publisher. 
  • Book Covers, Illustrations, or Photographs: If you wish to reprint a book cover, illustration, or photograph from one of our books, please refer to the credit line appearing below the art and contact the person or organization to whom the material is credited. We cannot grant permission for art, illustrations, or designs that we have obtained from other sources.

 

We hope this information is helpful. However, should your permission request fall outside of any of the aforementioned categories, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at rights@crossroadpublishing.com

 

Thank you for your interest in books by The Crossroad Publishing Company!