Last Updated: 4/19/2019
Here’s a little further guidance:
What is OK is including a brief quote or two from Brené’s work as part of a publication as long as these are appropriately attributed and not used to imply that Brené is endorsing or otherwise involved with the work. If you are looking to do something more than that, it is likely not something that we would be able to provide permission for. This would include using or adapting key concepts from Brené’s work and research as the basis for a publication or using more than one or two quotes or content longer than a short paragraph.
If your plan is to use a larger excerpt of Brené’s work, permission must be obtained in advance from the publisher. (This is covered further down this page.)
All of these would be correct/appropriate:
- Brené Brown, [insert book title]
- Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, [insert book title]
- Brené Brown, research professor, University of Houston and author of [insert book title]
If not quoting directly from a book (e.g. from Ted Talk, interview or blog post)
- Brené Brown, research professor, University of Houston
- Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW
Penguin Random House, the publisher of this work, requires that formal permission be obtained in advance if a person wishes to copy or excerpt from their materials. Permission requests can be submitted online at https://permissions.penguinrandomhouse.com/.
You’ll want to search for the title(s) from which you wish to reproduce excerpts and then choose the “Photocopy/Electronic Reserve” project type. The form will ask you certain details needed in order to review your request, including what specific excerpt(s) you intend to use, the number of copies you expect to reproduce, the dates of usage, and either your institution and course name or a brief description of your non-classroom use (provide whichever pertain to your situation best).
Pertaining to The Gifts of Imperfection:
Hazelden Publishing, the publisher of this work, requires that formal permission be obtained in advance if a person wishes to copy or excerpt from their materials. For permission to reuse materials from Hazelden, please access www.copyright.com or contact Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, 978-750-8400
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