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 Film, TV and stage enquiries, please visit this page

For Permissions enquiries, please visit this page.

Rights 

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

Penguin Random House international companies

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

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