Every publishing house has distinct rules for usage and permissions during this rapid shift to online, streaming, and at-home resourcing.
PLEASE BE SURE TO COMPLY WITH ALL COPYRIGHT LAWS WHEN SHARING RESOURCES ONLINE; CHECK WITH THE PUBLISHER BEFORE BROADCASTING ANY PUBLISHED WORKS.
THE FOLLOWING OFFER VARIED VERSIONS OF SPECIAL DISPENSATION OF COPYRIGHT RULES FOR BOOKS:
AMPLIFY MEDIA (free Deep Blue Bible Story videos)
BETTER DAY BOOKS shares free downloadable coloring pages designed specifically to offer “a sense of comfort during a time of pandemic”.
CRABTREE PUBLISHING has made their entire ebook collection free to share and use. They also allow for storybook reading online.
FLYAWAY BOOKS (for virtual storytime/children’s books)
FORTRESS PRESS has two options:
- For student textbooks for colleges, universities, seminaries, etc. for at-home learning, they are taking Digital Book Requests either via email or by phone (844-993-3812).
- All Fortress Press titles are 40% off (50% off if 5 or more copies are ordered). Use the promo code SPRING40.
PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING HOUSE (for adult Bible study and other curriculum)
QUARTO GROUP (includes downloadable learning resources for kids)
THE FOLLOWING CONTINUE TO OFFER PERMISSION ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. YOU WILL NEED TO EITHER FILL OUT A FORM OR CONTACT VIA EMAIL. THAT LINK IS PROVIDED:
The SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Offers insights on TACKLING COPYRIGHT CONCERNS WHEN TAKING STORYTIME ONLINE and has a running annotation of publishers’ requirements.
Get up-to-date copyright & permissions info directly from our top publishers & book sellers:
Cokesbury Abingdon Press Upper Room GBHEM
The Thoughtful Christian PC(USA) Store WJKPress Flyaway
Faith Alive Baker Eerdmans
UCC Resources Pilgrim Press Chalice Press Woodlake Books
Sparkhouse Beaming Augsburg Fortress Fortress
Church Publishing LeaderResources Forward Movement Candle
HarperOne Penguin Random House Convergent Beacon
Rowman & Littlefield (Alban) Jossey-Bass/Wiley Wipf and Stock
Paraclete Press Orbis Books MennoMedia/Herald Judson Press
InterVarsity Press Renovare Faith Inkubators Magination Press
Skylight Paths Free Spirit CitizenKid