Rights and Licensing

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

This page is for Rights and Licensing requests.


Penguin Random House UK Group Rights represents Foreign and Domestic Rights across the company’s seven divisions. One team represents Ebury, Cornerstone, Penguin General and Penguin Press, another represents Transworld, Michael Joseph and Vintage, and the third represents illustrated titles across the seven divisions.

A separate team represents the Penguin Random House UK Children’s division, which includes Ladybird, Puffin and Penguin imprints.

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.
  • Dramatisation rights: turn our books into films, television programs and theatre productions, 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.

Please note that our Rights teams do not deal with permission requests.

If you would like to reproduce an extract or image/cover from one of our books, use one of our books as a prop, or request permission to photocopy or record a non-dramatic voice reading of the text of a book, please visit our Permissions page.

If you are visually or reading impaired and you require files of a book for accessibility purposes, please visit our Accessibility page for further information.  

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, use the search bar on this website 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 Random House international companies

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


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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.

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