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Title: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: ShannonH on March 17, 2012, 11:51 AM
Sure, they take all rights when you sell them a story, but they have granted permission to reprint my story twice and in both instances have sent me a check. I received the following letter today:

Highlights for Children has granted permission to reprint your material as follows:

Story Title "My Sister Snores"

Permission Granted to N. Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction

As a courtesy, you will be receiving, or may already have received, a check from us.

I love unexpected surprises!
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: ChristinefromCorona on March 17, 2012, 11:55 AM
Congratulations!  They did that with two of mine.  The first story made more money from reprints than it did for the original sale.   :ceilingdance

Christine
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: wolfie712 on March 17, 2012, 12:02 PM
Highlights really knows how to treat their contributors.  Congratulations!

 :star2 :goldstar :star2
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: Karen Bly on March 17, 2012, 01:12 PM
Very classy! Congrats!
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: Anne Marie on March 17, 2012, 01:13 PM
I've made about five times more from Highlights reselling than the original payment.

I love 'em, too!
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: mlbrown on March 17, 2012, 01:14 PM
Congratulations! I remember your wonderful story!
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: Liz on March 17, 2012, 01:15 PM
Congrats! 

That's one of the many reasons I love them too ! 
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: DianaM on March 17, 2012, 05:51 PM
Congratulations! What a fun surprise!

 :yay

Highlights is the best. I love working with them too.
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: Woods on March 17, 2012, 06:27 PM
What an unexpected, pleasant surprise!  :getmail

It must be an intriguing story if they're reprinting it. Congratulations!
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: Sara on March 17, 2012, 06:54 PM
Yay for you! Enjoy the unexpected income. :)
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: bar on March 17, 2012, 08:07 PM
This is interesting. I've seen a Highlights story of mine around on the internet. It appears to have been used in a number of university programs for reading teachers, yet I never heard anything from Highlights. The story was published over ten years ago. All correspondence with them was done by snail mail, and I've moved since then. Do you think it's been to long to contact them??
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: carrots on March 20, 2012, 11:38 AM
Oh, ShannonH, that is too cool.  Highlights is such a class act.  This is one of many reasons to love them.....

 :carrot
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: AKM on March 27, 2012, 10:36 AM
What a nice surprise. I agree they are a class act!

Alice
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: lauriew on March 27, 2012, 11:03 AM
Highlights is definitely the gift that keeps on giving. I agree, they're a class act. Laurie
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: awful waffles on May 02, 2012, 07:15 PM
Hello--I'm new here and glad to meet other Highlights fans.  I attended a workshop in Boyds Mills in March, and touring the office in Honesdale was a thrill!  The workshop (on writing for magazines) was wonderful, and truly "Fun With a Purpose!"
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: Vijaya on May 02, 2012, 07:17 PM
Bar, you should definitely contact Highlights and let them know about your story. They said one of the chief reasons they bought all rights was precisely because the author moved and they would've liked to reprint or resell it, but would get held up because they couldn't contact the author.

Shannon, so nice to get free money! Highlights is a class act.

Vijaya
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: rainchains on March 07, 2014, 01:05 PM
I received an unexpected note in the mail today from Highlights. They sold my Snow Day in Space reprint rights to Peoples Education.


Definitely the gift that keeps on giving and so nice of them since they do own all rights and do not have to send a writer anything.


But the best thing is to know that my story will be read again by students somewhere.


Rainchains :fireworks
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: Anne Marie on March 07, 2014, 01:21 PM
Yay, Rainchains!
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Post by: Jean Reidy on March 07, 2014, 02:52 PM
So professional - which I love.
Title: Re: Why I Love Highlights for Children
Post by: austen on March 07, 2014, 07:27 PM
Congrats!  :hurrah: That's why I love them too. I've gotten that letter too and it's such a boost.