If you are interested in quoting from a Canongate book, you might not need permission. If a use is covered by ‘fair dealing’ you are allowed to quote from a copyrighted work without the authorisation of the copyright holder. Please see the Society of Authors’ Guidance on Copyright and Permissions.
For other requests, please make a request via plsclear.com.
Our turnaround time is about six weeks, but can be longer for complicated requests, or where we have to get approval from authors or estates.
In most cases there will be a fee due, though we try to consider the circumstances of the person or organisation making the request. Our minimum fee for use of a limited amount of material is £60 excluding VAT.
We are not able to issue double taxation relief forms in cases of payment from foreign bank accounts—the tax must be accounted for on the seeker’s side and the payment made in full.
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France, Greece, Poland, Scandinavia and sub-agented territories
Permissions, artwork, general enquiries and sub-agented territories in Central and Eastern Europe
If you need to contact any of our Sales team, their details can be found below.