Rights and Permissions

The Penguin Random House rights and licensing teams are part of a global organisation and they offer bespoke expertise across a range of publishing and author brands.

Rights

The Penguin Random House rights teams help our brands go global.  We can help you to expand our books into other markets including:

  • US rights: publish our books in the US.
  • Film and TV rights: turn our books into films or television programmes, or find titles for which we hold the rights.
  • Serial rights: publish extracts from our titles in newspapers and magazines.
  • Audio rights: license our books for audio recordings and broadcast.
  • Translations: buy rights to translate our UK titles into other languages.

Finding the correct rights holders

An author, publisher, organisation or other party may control the rights to a book.

You can see who first published a book, and who owns its copyright, by checking the information on the copyright page at the front of the book. The first publisher of the book is the one you should approach about the rights.

If you don’t have a copy of the book, check on www.penguin.co.uk to see who published it.

You can then contact the correct publisher’s rights teams for more information using the contact details below.

Buying rights to whole books

We can help you with US rights, translations, film, serial and audio rights of complete books.

First, check the copyright page on the book in question to find out which publisher holds the rights. You can then contact them for more information.

Penguin UK rights

Michael Joseph, Viking, Hamish Hamilton, Fig Tree, Portfolio, Penguin Ireland, Allen Lane, Particular Books and Penguin. For Penguin UK titles, visit www.penguinrights.co.uk for all news, information and contacts.   
Contact: penguinrights@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

Random House UK rights

For rights information on Random House UK titles, contact the individual publishers.

Cornerstone

Century, Preface, Arrow, William Heinemann, Hutchinson, Windmill and RH Books.      
Contact: cornerstonerights@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

Ebury

BBC Books, Del Rey UK, Ebury Press, Rider, Vermilion, Virgin Books and WH Allen.    
Contact Mairead Loftus: MLoftus@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

Transworld

Doubleday, Bantam Press, Corgi, Black Swan, Transworld Ireland, Doubleday Ireland, Mainstream and Expert.
Contact: transworldrights@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

VINTAGE

Jonathan Cape, Chatto & Windus, Harvill Secker, Hogarth, Bodley Head, Pimlico, Square Peg, Yellow Jersey Press and VINTAGE Classics and VINTAGE Paperbacks.
Contact: vintagerights@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

Penguin Random House UK Children’s rights

Ladybird, Puffin, Frederick Warne, Penguin, Bodley Head, Corgi, Definitions, Doubleday, Jonathan Cape, Picture Corgi, Red Fox, Tamarind, Corgi Yearling, Young Corgi and Hutchinson.
Contact: childrensrights@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

Penguin Random House international companies

For titles published outside of the UK, please visit the local site:

Licensing

Work with us to bring your products to life with our amazing portfolio of brands and Intellectual Properties.

We bring together our Licensing, Consumer Products, TV Production, Retail and Live strategies to find brilliant new ways to tell the world’s favourite stories.

We work across everything from brand development and strategy to negotiation of commercial terms, and work closely with our partners in delivering compelling products to retail.

We work on a global scale and are always welcome to enquiries as to how we can work together and grow our brands in international markets.

We partner with you to work across a wide ranging portfolio, from classic properties to re-emerging heritage brands through to newly created IP.