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Here you'll find useful information on the most common issues associated with the site.

Make sure you pick the topic most appropriate to your question so we can get back to you as soon as possible.

I have a rights or permissions request for one of your adults’ books


Please note that for prose quotations of fewer than 200 words there is no fee; we simply ask that you credit the author, title and Macmillan Publishers appropriately. You can read full details here

If you have a query relating to any of:

-translation rights
-permissions requests
-film rights
-image rights

for adults’ books, please email adultrightsquery@macmillan.co.uk and give the title, author, ISBN and, where relevant, the excerpt you wish to use, of the book you are enquiring about. We receive an enormous number of rights and permissions requests and therefore ask that you allow 3 months for a response. 

I have a rights or permissions request for one of your children’s books


If you have a query relating to any of:

-translation rights
-permissions requests
-film rights
-image rights

for children’s books, please email childrensrightsquery@macmillan.co.uk and give the title, author, ISBN and, where relevant, the excerpt you wish to use, of the book you are enquiring about. We receive an enormous number of rights and permissions requests and therefore ask that you allow 3 months for a response. 

I would like to submit a manuscript or proposal to Pan Macmillan

 
Unfortunately Pan Macmillan, Picador and Macmillan Children’s Books do not accept unsolicited manuscripts or proposals. All our submissions come via literary agents. You can find lots of information on how to get an agent to represent you at www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers; there are plenty of writing tips there too. If you are trying to get poems published, it's also a good idea to submit individual poems for publication in poetry magazines and journals.

The exception is our science fiction and fantasy imprint, Tor Books, which does accept unsolicited submissions. You can read the submission guidelines here. Please send all submissions to TorUKSubmissions@macmillan.com. This is also where you should send any questions you have about the process. Make sure you read the guidelines before you submit your work.

Our sister company, Pan Macmillan India, accepts some unsolicited submissions. You can find full details here: http://panmacmillan.co.in/SubMission.aspx.
 

I want to contact one of your authors or illustrators


We are unable to give out our authors' and illustrators' contact details, but we're more than happy to pass messages on to them. You can either email your message to webqueries@macmillan.co.uk or post it to us, addressed to the author in question, at:

c/o Pan Macmillan
20 New Wharf Road
London
N1 9RR


Please note that we can't guarantee a response from our authors.

I'd like to request a review copy of a book or enquire about an author interview or event


For adults’ books, please send your request to publicity@macmillan.com. For children’s books, please email childrensbooks@macmillan.co.uk.

I'd like to do work experience at Pan Macmillan


Work experience provides an opportunity for young people to be introduced to working life through carrying out a range of tasks with the emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience.

Pan Macmillan offers one or two-week placements on an ad-hoc basis, dependent on what we can accommodate within the business. Work experience is unpaid, although we do reimburse an amount towards travel and lunch expenses.

To be eligible for a work experience placement at Pan Macmillan you must be 18 or over and you must not have carried out a work experience placement with Pan Macmillan in the past. Due to the high demand for work experience, we are only able to offer one placement per person.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter, stating clearly the dates that you are available and the area(s) of the business you are interested in, to: panmacworkexperiencerequests@macmillan.co.uk. The subject line should read: Work Experience – [Department(s) of interest] (e.g.: Work Experience – Picador; Work Experience – Publicity, Sales).

Please be aware that we receive a large volume of applications for a limited number of work experience placements and we will only contact you if an appropriate placement becomes available.

I expected my order to have arrived by now, but it hasn’t


Please email webqueries@macmillan.co.uk and include the order number (beginning with QC)

I tried to place an order but there was a problem

I'd like to work at Pan Macmillan


We advertise all current positions on our group website http://jobs.macmillan.com/. Unfortunately we do not accept speculative applications.

I have found a fault with one of your titles


Please email details of the problem, as well as author and title details, and ISBN if possible, to faults@macmillan.co.uk. We aim to reply as quickly as possible to all queries, but please allow 28 days before following up on your query. 

I have found a fault with one of your ebooks


If you have found a fault with one of our ebooks please email details of the problem, as well as author and title details, and the ISBN, to ebooksqueries@macmillan.com.  

Diversity in our books


We believe that books are for everyone. If you're looking for books on particular themes, have a look at our catalogue and discover what we're publishing.

I have a query about a competition hosted on panmacmillan.com


Please email webqueries@macmillan.co.uk with your question.

I would like to report an incident of online piracy of a book, ebook, recording or program


Any piracy issues or queries should be sent to piracyreports@macmillanusa.com. You can also fill in the web form at www.panmacmillan.com/piracyreport if you prefer. The team respond to all reports, firstly with confirmation that they have received the email and whether or not it is a valid infringement. If it is, they will also confirm that a takedown notice has been sent. Secondly, when something has changed; the infringement has come down, or if the site doesn’t respond, they will let you know what additional steps they are taking.

I would like to request a special format of one of your books for a student with disabilities


Please email adultrightsquery@macmillan.co.uk with your request.

I’d like to cancel my order


Please email direct@macmillan.co.uk with your name, email, postal address, order number and description of the problem, where relevant.

I’m looking for a book that you publish but I can’t find it


All of our books currently in print can be found on our website; you can search by author, book or ISBN.
If you can’t find a title that you think we publish it is probably for one of these reasons:

-It is out of print

-The book’s publication date is more than 5 months away

-We don’t publish the book. You can quickly find out the publisher of any book by searching for it on Amazon and scrolling down to the Product Information section. If it does say Macmillan / Pan / Pan Macmillan / Picador / Tor / Macmillan Children’s Books and you can’t find it on our website, it will be either because of one of the two reasons above, or it will be published by our sister company, Macmillan US. You can search their website at http://us.macmillan.com/

I am a bookseller and I would like to order books from you


Please email webqueries@macmillan.co.uk with the name of your business and the books you would like to order and we will get back to you. 

I have a question about one of your audiobooks

Tor DRM-free ebooks


All ebooks in our Tor imprint are DRM-free. You can read about what this means and why we’ve done it here. Please be aware that we are unable to sell ebooks to customers in Canada and the US and related territories. 

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