Question for Associated Content & Constant Content users.

United States
February 26, 2007 11:33pm CST
If i submit an article to AC as non/exclusive and for payment, and then i accept their offer and it is published on their website, am i still allowed to then take that piece and offer it to constant content for sale? i think i reserve re-sell rights so i should be able to right?
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@AnythngArt (3305)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Highflyingxangel is right. You can submit for nonexclusive and then publish it elsewhere, but remember, no one can claim exclusive rights after that. I read that someone here on MyLot submits to Associated Content and Constant Content simultaneously as nonexclusive, which seems like a good idea if you've got a worthy article. Good luck with your writing.
• United States
27 Feb 07
yeah im thinking of submiting as non-exclusive to AC and then submiting to CC for limited or whatever they call it, i think its worth it, i mean there will be some articles that i have in mind exclusively for one or the other.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
Since you still hold the rights to the article you sold to AC, you still are able to submit it other places. Non exclusive means you only sold it once and allowed them to publish it on their system so you are still free to do as you please with it.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
I was thinking that, but of course AC doesn't help you much when you dont give them the full rights. Still a great site though.
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@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Is there a large enough difference in what AC will pay for exclusive over non? I haven't decided yet how to handle this issue. Can you decide on a case by case basis your decision to list as exclusive or not?
• United States
28 Feb 07
yeah you can.
• United States
19 Mar 07
I've heard that AC pays about 25-30% more for exclusive. It's up to each writer to decide if that's worth it.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
28 Feb 07
If AC accepted your article as non-exclusive, then it is still yours to do whatever you want with it. You can resell it to anyone you want. I sell articles to AC and Helium, and also publish them on my blog. I haven't heard of Constant Content yet; I'm going to check that site out also.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
As far as AC is concerned, if you sell it non-exclusive, you can resell it anywhere....but constant content will reject it. They insist that everything be exclusive and they run it through all the double-check to see if it's been posted somewhere else filters. You could use it on Helium or personal blogs and maybe some other sites though...
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• United States
28 Feb 07
cool thank you.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I don't think that's quite correct. If the article has been published elsewhere you can still sell it for usage. If you want to sell it for unique or full rights then it must be unpublished.
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• United States
3 Mar 07
yeah i looked into it too and im almost positive that you are right.
@sunnypub (2131)
• United States
17 Mar 07
I just checked at the Constant Content website and this is what I found out. They only do a complete check of an article if you are submitting it for sale with unique or full rights. If you are subitting it to sell with usage rights only then it is okay if you have it published on AC. They no longer accept free articles. So as long as you publish on AC with non-exclusive and on CC for usage rights only then you should be okay. Of course payment will be lower without the exclusive rights, but you could sell the article multiple times to make up hte difference.