I am a newbie to the forum so thank you for your time and patience in dealing with my questions. I am in the process of developing a book for writing. This book will deal with my childhood, memories etc. My question, if I use people in my book such as my brothers, friends etc. do I have to have their permission? Also, hypothetically if I wrote a book and it gets published and sells would anyone I name in the book be entitled to a cut of the profits? I know it's not an easy question, in my mind perhaps, but perhaps you can shed light on the question. Thank you again for your help!