a fee paid by anyone who wants to reprint part of your book for various uses. Some of these uses are: excerpts of your book appearing in an anthology; teachers reproducing all or part of your story for class use (often the publisher will allow teachers to use material for free); another writer using more than 50 words from your book in a published article. The publisher handles permissions for the author, and splits the proceeds, usually 50/50.
Describes the acquisition and fee paid in order to use all or part of existing, copyrighted material. Permissions are typically sought, for instance, when a publisher wants to excerpt part of a book to use in an anthology. Authors who wish to incorporate a portion of someone else's work in their own creation are obligated to secure permissions. Contracts often require such authors to obtain and pay for permissions, though the responsibility can often be negotiated.
Authorization or copyright clearance provided by a publisher, author or photographer for reuse of any copyrighted material, whether a text article, photograph or illustration etc.