Children's Rights Permissions

Children's permissions

Before contacting us please check whether the ISBN of the title you are enquiring about begins with: 0330, 1405-0, 0333, 0230 or 0283. For ISBNs other than these, please consult a bibliographic service such as the British Library or Library of Congress catalogues, in order to obtain details of the appropriate publisher. Please also note that Free Press, Collier-Macmillan and Macmillan Inc (Macmillan New York) are not part of the Macmillan Group in the UK, but are part of Simon and Schuster in the USA.

If a work is out of copyright, you need not seek permission of any kind in order to use it. Here follows guidelines regarding international copyright law, in the UK (and most of Europe): Copyright in works published during the author's lifetime lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years (the end of the year). Unpublished works remain in copyright after the author's death. Any work published posthumously is likely to be in copyright. Copyright in photographs taken before 1 June 1957 expires 50 years from the end of the year in which it was taken, whether or not it was published.

Please be aware that we receive a vast number of permissions requests each week and that it may take a while to get back to you. If you have a rights query that is not permissions related, please contact childrensrightsquery@macmillan.co.uk.

If you would still like to contact Children’s Rights please continue to the permissions form below.

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Frequently asked questions

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

If you have a query relating to any of:

  • translation rights
  • permissions requests
  • film rights
  • image rights

for adult books, please use he form on this page 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.