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.

For Permissions enquiries, please visit this page.


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.

Cornerstone, Ebury, Penguin General & Penguin Press

Chantal Noel

Group Rights Director

Sarah Scarlett

Adult Rights Director, USA & Canada (Ebury)

Amelia Evans

Rights Director, US

Monique Corless

Head of Translation, Germany, France

Ann Katrin Ziser

Senior Rights Manager, Italy, Spain, Netherlands

Penny Liechti

Senior Rights Manager, Poland

Elizabeth Brandon

Rights Manager, Norway, Finland, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Brazil

Catherine Turner

Rights Manager, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Russia, Romania, Portugal

Annamika Singh

Rights Executive, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Baltics, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia,Albania, Israel, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Laura Milford

Rights Executive, Turkey, Croatia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indian local languages, Arabic

Jonathan Herbert

Rights Assistant, Rest of World

Micheal Joseph, Transworld, Vintage

Chantal Noel

Group Rights Director

Sarah Scarlett

Adult Rights Director, USA & Canada (Transworld)

Jane Kirby

Rights Director, USA & Canada (Michael Joseph & Vintage)

Lucy Beresford-Knox

Head of Translation, Germany, Italy & Netherlands

Rachael Sharples

Senior Rights Manager, France, Latin America, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia & Spain

Beth Wood

Rights Manager, Brazil, China, Greece, Japan, Korea, Taiwan & Turkey

Inês Cortesão

Senior Rights Executive, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, & Portugal

Maddie Stephenson

Rights Executive, Arab World, Czech Republic, Indian local language, Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Ukraine & Vietnam

Lucie Deacon

Rights Assistant, Albania, Bosina, Bulgaria, Macedonia & Serbia

Agnes Watters

Rights Assistant, Rest of World

Illustrated Titles

Chantal Noel

Group Rights Director

Catherine Wood

Rights Director, USA, Canada, Germany, France

Anjali Nathani

Head of Translation & Co-Editions, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Poland, Scandinavia, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan

Kate Reiners

Senior Rights Executive, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Nalini Venkatesha

Rights Assistant, Arab World, British Isles, Iceland, Indian local language, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Other.

Edie Ingleby

Rights Assistant

Penguin Children’s Rights

Zosia Knopp - Children’s Rights Director

Alice Grigg

Head of Sales, USA

Maeve Banham

Senior Rights Manager, Italy, France, Portugal, Brazil

Susanne Evans

Senior Rights Manager, Germany, Spanish speaking markets

Millie Lovett

Senior Rights Manager, Scandinavia, Netherlands

Lena Petzke

Rights Manager, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Rest of Asia

Beth Fennell

Rights Executive, Ladybird & New Business Reprints, Eastern Europe, Russia

Beth Copeland

Rights Executive, Brand & Heritage Reprints, Turkey, Israel, Wales, Greece, Rest of World, Domestic Rights

Sabrina Chong

Rights Assistant

Film, TV and Stage

Keltie Mechalski

Rights Executive

Penguin Random House international companies

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