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My Adventures in Song Lyric Copyright Permission, Part II: in which I meet a Prince and a Lord(a)

November 5th, 2013 | Blog, Copyright, Self Publishing, The Reluctant Self-Publisher | 11 Comments

TATYQ_Alden_Front121412_ver2In the first, hair-raising episode of “My Adventures in Song Lyric Copyright Permission,” I had “discovered” that I had lyrics from not one but nine songs in The Answer to Your Question for which I did not have copyright permission.

Make that ten, given that I had a whole song in the novel.

I immediately changed all the lyrics to just the song titles, which are not copyrighted, and sent the corrections to my formatter, 52novels.com, then uploaded the revised files on Amazon.

But that left the whole song, “Who’s that Knocking at My Door,” to which I … Read More

Doobie Doobie Doo: My Adventures in Song Lyric Copyright Permission

October 24th, 2013 | Blog, Copyright, Self Publishing, The Reluctant Self-Publisher | 19 Comments

Coming this January--SANS LYRICS--to an Amazon store near you . . .

Coming this January–SANS LYRICS–to an Amazon store near you . . .

I made a mistake.

I know, I know.  You’re shaking your head in amazement.  Paulette made a mistake?  She usually makes so many of them, how could she make just one?

Well, it was kind of a doozy, so I want credit for that.

Last January when I self-published my novel, The Answer to Your Question, I thought I’d done everything right.  I wanted to handle the publishing as professionally as a real publisher would.  I thought I had!  I was feeling pretty cocky.

Since I figured … Read More