In the course of writing a story, occasionally you might want to quote a line from a movie, a poem, or song. Maybe you want to mention the name of a restaurant, a book or something else. Or, maybe you're afraid to because you don't know if it's allowed or if it will cost you. Well, Rachelle Gardner, an agent at WordServe Literary, answers many of those questions in her blog post today called "Stuff You Pay For".
The blog post initially talks about whether an author has to pay to have an index put in a book, but then delves into other stuff that authors have to pay for and get permissions for. Some of the more detailed information is actually found in her comments, so don't skip the comments.