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The Non-Copyright Method of Publishing

The Slow as Molasses Press

Non-Copyright Notice
I have elected to offer all of my writings via Amazon Kindle. This is not unusual. Many writers do the same. What may be unusual is that most of my offered books lack any notice of copyright. Those that do were originally published elsewhere.
I have several reasons for rejecting the copyright route.
I have no interest in litigation about anything. Jesus advised not going to law and I think I know why. His simple, doable way of living was anathema to the lawyers of his time. Binary contests of any sort are a perpetuation of a condition that needs to change.
I would be flattered at any reproduction of my work with or without copyright. Should someone take my work and claim authorship the problem would be the taker’s and not mine. In general, attribution is the welcome quid pro quo. This notice permits unlimited use and also makes circulation via translation simple and potentially unlimited.
Finally, we are at a watershed moment in terms of how to make a living as a writer. I happen to believe that selling copies of my books is the simplest and most honest means of getting an income for my work. Amazon offers a generous royalty and other financial incentives to writers. I think that a copyright-free publisher makes clear that in rejecting conventional publishing, the way is open to an  honest appeal to readers. If you want to support me, buy my books.
Finally, because I do not make use of various services to create or market my books, I exercise complete control over what I am offering. I believe all writing is hampered by being frozen in text. That means that while I have the power to do so, I exercise the right to alter, change, expand or contract any book offered.

I believe this policy liberates me to write as I wish and publish on my own terms. No middle man. No copyright.

From
Triadic Primer
an exercise in lucidity
by 

Stephen C Rose


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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…