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It is a legal requirement to obtain written permission to reproduce any
L&S work in any form. Please be aware that “Fair
Use” is based on how the text is used, and not the number
of words. If you have any question as to whether or not the
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We grant permissions only in writing upon receipt of detailed written
requests. You may email
or fax your request to the attention of the permissions department
at (509) 275-9448. You should note that immediate requests
mandate additional charges that will vary. It is therefore
imperative that you begin the permissions process as early
Guidelines for Submission of Permissions Requests:
The following information is required:
Title and author of the book you wish to use.
ISBN number of the book you wish to use.
Excerpt(s) you wish to use, including page numbers. Photocopies are not required.
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Approximate size of the first printing and price of the book.
Your detailed contact information, including phone number.
Please provide any other information that may be important in evaluating your request, such as its purpose or its source, e.g., a non-profit institution.
Incomplete requests will not be processed. It will take approximately 3 weeks from the date of your request to receive a response. The time frame varies depending on the number of requests waiting to be processed. Each request is evaluated on an individual basis and in most cases a fee will be charged. As a policy, we do not discuss fees prior to permission being granted.
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