- Do I need permission to reprint material (text, illustrations, cover art) published by Hachette Australia?
- Where should I send my permission request?
- What should I include in my permission request?
- How long does it take to process a permission request?
- Is there a fee for permissions?
- My query is not covered here?
Do I need permission to reprint material (text, illustrations, cover art) published by Hachette Children’s Books?
All material published by Hachette Australia Pty Ltd is protected by the Australian Copyright Act (1968). If you wish to reprint or reproduce any material from an Hachette Australia publication, including from any of our imprints, such as Lothian Children’s Books or Orbit, you must obtain written permission from us prior to using the material.
If the work from which you are requesting permission is an anthology, consult the credit or acknowledgements page and apply to the original source for permission to use the copyright material. This also applies to photographs and illustrations.
It is also important to check the imprint page of the book from which you wish to reproduce material in order to determine first publisher of the book as the edition you have may be a licensed edition. In most cases, the first publisher will control the copyright.
Where should I send my permission request?
Permission requests for use of material first published by Hachette Australia should be sent to email@example.com
If you don’t have access to email we will also accept requests sent by post to:
Hachette Children’s Books
Level 17, 207 Kent St
Sydney NSW 2000
Or by fax to +61 (02) 8248 0800
What should I include in my permission request?
It is important to include the following information in your permission request:
- The title, author and ISBN of the original publication in which the material which you wish to reproduce was printed;
- If possible, a photocopy of the imprint page of the Hachette book from which you wish to reproduce the material;
- Exactly what material you wish to use;
- Details of how the material is to be used;
- The format in which the material will be reproduced (i.e. book, magazine, video, audio, stage show, broadcast, internet, CD-ROM, other);
- Approximate number of words;
- The territory required (i.e. Australia and New Zealand only, North America only, world);
- The number of reproductions of the copyright material (i.e. if a book, the initial print run; permission will need to be sought again for additional print runs);
- The recommended retail price (RRP) of your finished product;
- The publication/release date of your finished product;
- The name of the publisher.
Don’t forget to include your own address, phone number and email to allow us to respond in the most effective way.
How long does it take to process a permission request?
It generally takes around six weeks to process a request which means it is important to allow time in your editorial schedule to clear permissions.
Is there a fee for permissions?
A permission fee will normally be charged to compensate the author and/or illustrator for use of their work. The amount of this fee will depend on the content to be reproduced and its intended use.
My query is not covered here?
Try the following FAQ pages or alternatively email us with your query at firstname.lastname@example.org