Trainers and Speakers Q?

Same question that I just asked print magazine publishers:

Our Publisher TOS prohibits using any article reprints from our site for any audience that paid a fee to come listen to you speak or any corporate training program that you charged a fee for.

With that said, would you be willing to pay a reasonable fee to license a pre-set number of copies (you’d receive the article in PDF form and it would not be private labelable as we must respect the copyrights of the authors, not to mention giving them proper credit and their resource box at the bottom of each article) that you could distribute to your audience or the employees of companies you train at?

We would of course do a profit sharing thing with our authors for any sales of this type of product, but was just exploring this in concept to see if there is any market interest?


Lance Winslow writes:

Interesting, seems like a worthy concept. Good idea.

Comment provided August 18, 2005 at 2:20 PM


Brian writes:

Speaking as a writer, this sounds like a great idea.

Comment provided August 18, 2005 at 8:12 PM



As a speaker, I resent having to pay for articles that I distribute on behalf of the authors. I’m not charged to distribute the article to 10,000 online subscribers, but when I pay to duplicate the article and add the personal touch of handing it out to an audience, I have to pay. Doesn’t make any sense to me.

Comment provided August 23, 2005 at 4:34 PM


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