I am contemplating gathering a collection of quotations from a single writer, similar to The Quotable [C.S.] Lewis by Wayne Martindale [Tyndale].
Most of the writers works remain under copyright, and I recognize (as in the case of the aforementioned text) that permission would need to be gained from each of the publishers/texts from which quotations are taken. However, search as I might, I've been unable to discover how this sort of thing is "normally" done. My questions related to the general topic include:
- Does the editor of the collection pursue the permissions, or the publisher of the new work in question?
- Is there a standard format for such requests?
- Are fees charged for the permissions? (This would seem unlikely, as it would essentially make such a collection impossible.)
In the case of the Lewis collection, the volume notes quotations are "used by permission" from eleven different publishers (of probably forty different volumes).
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me with this matter...