Children's Permissions

Children's Books Permissions - General Information

Please check that the book is published by Macmillan Children’s Books or one of our imprints, which are Kingfisher, Two Hoots and Campbell Books 

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 Unpublished works remain in copyright after the author's death.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 query relating to permissions requests for either text or images, please email childrenspermissions@macmillan.com and give the title, author, ISBN, and, where relevant, the excerpt/image you wish to use, of the book you are enquiring about.