Permissions

As a passionate fan of free speech, I’m very supportive of the fair use principle. I would like to tell you to “Go for it!”

However, I have to watch out for legal issues, people who don’t respect the rules, and the many enemies people who speak the truth invariaby make.
Accordingly, you are free to use a limited amount of text from any of my books in your projects (including books, articles, blogs and school reports) as long as you follow the guidelines below.

  1. You may excerpt three sentences from any or each chapter, including the Introduction.
  2. Please make sure you preserve any highlights, such as bold text or italics. (However, you arent’t required to replicate colored text or backgrounds. Black-and-white text on a white background is fine.)
  3. You must cite the title of the book and the author. You must also include a link to KPow Books. If you are printing your work on paper, this citation is fine: David W. Blomstrom, Conspiracy Science, www.kpowbooks.com. If you are publishing on a webpage, epub or any other medium based on HTML, then the link should look like this in your HTML: KPow Books.
  4. If you list all your sources and permissions in a central location (e.g. a Credits or Permissions page), it is fine to put the citation on that page and insert a link to the citation after the quote, as in example #6 below.
  5. You must contact me @ www.kpowbooks.com/contact or www.geobop.com/contact and let me know what text you are using and how/where you’re using it. (Bonus: I may link to your website or put in a plug for your book.)

If you wish to quote something more extensive, please contact me with the details to ask permission.

Examples

Consider the following paragraph from the Introduction to my book Conspiracy Science:

“In the world of conspiracy, the coronavirus COVID-19 could have been made in a laboratory. Your local elementary school could be controlled by Microsoft while Bill Gates weaves a sinister plot involving the ‘Doomsday Seed Vault’ he invested a tiny part of his vast fortune in. The Holocaust could be a fabrication, and Jews could be guilty of worse crimes than they accuse the ‘Nazis’ of.”

1. This is how a quote might look in a hardback or paperback book:

“In the world of conspiracy, the coronavirus COVID-19 could have been made in a laboratory. Your local elementary school could be controlled by Microsoft while Bill Gates weaves a sinister plot involving the ‘Doomsday Seed Vault’ he invested a tiny part of his vast fortune in. The Holocaust could be a fabrication, and Jews could be guilty of worse crimes than they accuse the ‘Nazis’ of.” — David W. Blomstrom, Conspiracy Science, www.kpowbooks.com

2. Or you could cite it like this:

“In the world of conspiracy, the coronavirus COVID-19 could have been made in a laboratory. Your local elementary school could be controlled by Microsoft while Bill Gates weaves a sinister plot involving the ‘Doomsday Seed Vault’ he invested a tiny part of his vast fortune in. The Holocaust could be a fabrication, and Jews could be guilty of worse crimes than they accuse the ‘Nazis’ of.” (David Blomstrom, Conspiracy Science, www.kpowbooks.com)

3. On a webpage or in an epub/ebook, the link should be highlighted:

“In the world of conspiracy, the coronavirus COVID-19 could have been made in a laboratory. Your local elementary school could be controlled by Microsoft while Bill Gates weaves a sinister plot involving the ‘Doomsday Seed Vault’ he invested a tiny part of his vast fortune in. The Holocaust could be a fabrication, and Jews could be guilty of worse crimes than they accuse the ‘Nazis’ of.” — David W. Blomstrom, Conspiracy Science (www.kpowbooks.com)

4. You could also insert the credit in the surrounding text, like this:
According to David W. Blomstrom, author of Conspiracy Science (www.kpowbooks.com),

“In the world of conspiracy, the coronavirus COVID-19 could have been made in a laboratory. Your local elementary school could be controlled by Microsoft while Bill Gates weaves a sinister plot involving the ‘Doomsday Seed Vault’ he invested a tiny part of his vast fortune in. The Holocaust could be a fabrication, and Jews could be guilty of worse crimes than they accuse the ‘Nazis’ of.”

5. Here’s another example…

“In the world of conspiracy, the coronavirus COVID-19 could have been made in a laboratory. Your local elementary school could be controlled by Microsoft while Bill Gates weaves a sinister plot involving the ‘Doomsday Seed Vault’ he invested a tiny part of his vast fortune in. The Holocaust could be a fabrication, and Jews could be guilty of worse crimes than they accuse the ‘Nazis’ of.”

That’s what self-styled conspiracy David W. Blomstrom writes in Conspiracy Science (www.kpowbooks.com), which he claims is the Bible of conspiratology.

6. If you want to put all your credits on a special page (e.g. Credits or Permissions), you can just insert a link after the quote, like this:

“In the world of conspiracy, the coronavirus COVID-19 could have been made in a laboratory. Your local elementary school could be controlled by Microsoft while Bill Gates weaves a sinister plot involving the ‘Doomsday Seed Vault’ he invested a tiny part of his vast fortune in. The Holocaust could be a fabrication, and Jews could be guilty of worse crimes than they accuse the ‘Nazis’ of.” (Credit)

7. Consider the following two excerpts from the chapter “Conspiracy Quotas” in my book Conspiracy Science. If you want to quote both in their entirety, please contact me with the details of how and where you plan to use it. I will probably grant you permission.

“Some of them are likely psychological. Many, perhaps most, people just don’t want to believe that their government could be as evil as the Nazis. They refuse to consider the possibility that many of the terrorist acts blamed on Muslims might have actually been perpetrated by Jews. And who wants to believe that they’re being spied on 24/7 by their own government, which is manufacturing biochemical weapons that will be used to kill millions of people?
“Conspiracy is the handmaiden of corruption.”

However, if you just want to follow my three-sentence rule and quote without the hassle of requesting permission, you could do something like this:
In Conspiracy Science (www.kpowbooks.com), David Blomstrom W. Blomstrom says “Conspiracy is the handmaiden of corruption” as well as a mental game of chicken, noting,

“[Most] people just don’t want to believe that their government could be as evil as the Nazis. . . . Who wants to believe that they’re being spied on 24/7 by their own government, which is manufacturing biochemical weapons that will be used to kill millions of people?”

Images

The sources of images used in my books are all over the map. Some are from the public domain, others from the Creative Commons. I’ve also purchased many iages from commercial sources and have requested special permission to use others.
If you want to use an image from one of my books, contact me and describe the image you’re interested in. I’ll do my best to tell you where I obtained the image.
If it’s an image that I own, I may grant permission, or I might charge a fee.
The credit/license should be similar to the examples listed above for quoted text. Just put the credit near the image in your main text (#8), or include a link to a page where all your credits are displayed (#9).

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Anthrax CartoonCourtesy David W. Blomstrom, Conspiracy Science (www.kpowbooks.com)

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