How do I obtain permissions?

If you wish to quote from one of our author's works you must apply for formal permission to do so. You will need to supply us with full details of the extract you wish to use, including the number of words, the title of the volume in which it originally appeared and the name of the original publisher, as well as information about your own publication, including the title, publisher, price, size of print run and territory in which it will be published. Please also let us know the fee you are proposing.

You may apply via our info email.

We respond to permission requests as quickly as we can but we may not be able to give you an immediate response. If you have a deadline to meet, you should therefore make sure you apply in good time.

The fees we charge for the use of our authors' work are based on a standard scale approved by the Society of Authors. The level of fee will vary depending on a number of factors, including the length of the piece, the territory in which you wish to publish and the size of your print run. Payment should be made on publication of the work in which the quotation appears.