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General Information 

Subrights and Permissions 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

I am a member of the media, who do I contact to request interviews and review copies?

To request an author for an interview, please call 646-307-5237 If you would like to receive a catalog or a review copy of a book, please email your request to publicity@hholt.com.

All other questions can be emailed to the publicity department at: publicity@hholt.com

If you are a contributor to a website or blog, please email your request to: henryholt.onlinemarketing@hbpub.com.

How do I contact a Henry Holt, Metropolitan Books or Times Books author?

Authors' addresses, phone numbers, and personal email addresses are held in confidence; while we will forward regular mail, we cannot give out contact information. Some authors have public websites or email addresses; you can find many of these on this website or on the individual Author pages.

To write to one of our authors, please send a letter addressed to the author care of:

Henry Holt and Company
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Can I get a job at Henry Holt and Company?

Henry Holt and Company is part of Macmillan. Current job openings for Macmillan can be found here.

How do I request an examination or desk copy of a book?

To request examination and desk copies of Henry Holt books for adoptions, please email to academic@macmillan.com or fax to 609-409-0298.

What is Henry Holt and Company's submission policy?

Due to the overwhelming number of unsolicited manuscripts, proposals and query letters we receive daily, it is our house policy not to read them. We do not accept responsibility for loss or damage to, or return of, unsolicited manuscripts; unsolicited materials you send to us will be recycled or otherwise discarded.

We regret that we cannot read your material. If you would like additional information about publishers and literary agencies that do read unsolicited manuscripts, we recommend that you consult Literary Marketplace, a reference work published annually and available in many public libraries.

Good luck placing your work, and thanks again for thinking of Henry Holt and Company.

Who do I contact for sales, product availability and returns?

To check on product availability and ordering information, please call toll free 888-330-8477. For all other questions, please email the sales department at: customerservice@mpsvirginia.com 

For Ordering and Returns

United States
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Phone: (888) 330-8477 (toll free)
Customer Service Fax: 1 (540) 672-7540
Order Department Fax: (800) 672-2054

U.S. Returns
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Canada
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Note: Dates, prices, titles, and manufacturing specifications of all books announced are subject to change without notice.

The listing of a price for any title on this site is not intended to control the resale price thereof. Henry Holt and Company is a participant in the Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication program. Most of the titles appearing in this catalog will carry CIP data. ISBN designates the International Standard Book Number.

How do I inquire into the status of an order?

For all general customer service inquires, such as to report a misprinting or missing pages, please contact customerservice@mpsvirginia.com.

How can I contact a customer service representative?

For all general customer service inquires, such as to report a misprinting or missing pages, please contact customerservice@mpsvirginia.com.

Where can I find information about Henry Holt Books for Young Readers?

Please visit www.henryholtchildrensbooks.com for full information about our Books for Young Readers.

To request an author for an interview, please email byrpublicity@hholt.com.

If you would like to receive a catalog or a review copy of a book, please fax the request on your letterhead to 646-307-5247.

To write to an author, please send the letter to the author care of:

Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Company
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

 

SUBRIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS

For information regarding permission requests including those for Robert Frost, please contact: permissions@hholt.com 

What is a permission request?

A permission request is a request to obtain consent to reproduce an excerpt from copyrighted material from the party or entity representing the creator of the copyrighted material. Permission requests usually refer to excerpts reproduced in books, audio products or classroom coursepackets.

The Permissions Department at Henry Holt and Company also processes requests for Holt books to be used as props in motion picture or television productions.

How do I request a permission?

Please Scroll to one of the following categories for information on how to submit your request.

I. General - Holt Adult Trade and Books for Young Readers
II. Coursepacks
III. Prop Use 

Except for Coursepacks as indicated below in Section II, all Requests Should be Submitted Via Mail or Fax to:

Henry Holt and Company
Att: Permissions Dept.
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Fax Number: (646) 307-5261, Att: Permissions Dept.
Email: permissions@hholt.com 

Please feel free to print out this form and mail or fax it. 

What are subsidiary rights?

Subsidiary rights is the licensing or selling of a book in part or in whole to another party who then sell it to their customers.

If you wish to license subsidiary rights to a particular Henry Holt title, first define the right that you are interested in (see types of rights below) and then submit your request in writing and send it by facsimile, email or conventional mail to the Henry Holt Subsidiary Rights Department.

Henry Holt and Company
Attention: Subsidiary Rights Department
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10011
Fax Number: (646) 307-5261
Email: rights@hholt.com 

Where can I download your rights guides?

Rights guides are available for download here as PDF files. Please click below to download the guide that you need.

Winter 2014 Rights Guide 

Fall 2013 Rights Guide 

(adobe reader required)

What are the different types of rights?

First Serial: Excerpts that come from a book that appear in a magazine/newspaper/internet shortly before actual publication of the book.

Second Serial: Excerpts that come from a book that appear in a magazine/newspaper/internet after the book's publication, sometimes a considerable time after publication.

Abridgements/Condensations: Selling the book to a customer whom will abridge or condense it and sell it through the mail to an existing list of members.

Book Club: Licensing the whole book to a book club membership operation who in turns sells it to its members through the mail at a discounted price.

English Language, Non-U.S.: This is licensing to a publisher, the rights to publish a book in the English language in a specific area outside of the United States.

Translation Rights: Licensing foreign language publishers the right to publish a book in their local language. See list of Henry Holt foreign representatives.

Paperback Reprint: Selling a book originally published in hardcover to either a mass market or trade paperback publisher for publication in a paperback edition.

Hardcover Reprint: The right to re-publish an out-of-print title in a hardcover reprint edition, or publish simultaneously with the original publisher a hardcover publication in a leather-bound edition.

Direct Mail Licensing: Selling the book as a one shot to a direct mail company that will do a full-blown solicitation to potential customers.

Large Print: Selling the book to reprint it in a large print edition for the visually impaired.

Audio: Selling the book to be recorded on audiocassette/CD in either abridged or unabridged form.

Performance rights: Selling the work to a motion picture company/theater company to be made into a feature film, TV movie, miniseries, documentary or play.

Electronic: Selling of books to software companies/independents/on-line services for reproduction in CD-ROM, floppy disks, and laser format.

Merchandising/Commercial rights: Selling the work to become a calendar, greeting cards, puzzle, playing cards, posters, etc.

Who are the foreign agents representing Henry Holt and Company?

Please click here to see the current list of foreign agents representing Henry Holt and Company as a PDF file. (adobe reader required)

I. General Requests

In order for us to properly consider your request to quote or reproduce material from a Holt title, please provide the following information:

  • Title and author of the Holt title in which the material appears.
  • Please send an exact copy of the material you wish to use, along with a copy of the copyright page from the Holt book.
  • The name and address of your publisher. (You must have a publisher in order for your request to be considered).
  • Your publisher's phone, fax and e-mail.
  • Title of your Work and the context in which the material from the Holt title will be used.
  • Format of your Work: hardcover, paperback, etc..
  • Language of publication ( Example: English only, French only, all languages).
  • Geographic territory of distribution (United States, North America, throughout the world, etc.).
  • Projected publication date of your work.
  • Estimated number of copies to be printed over the life of the edition.
  • Your full name, mailing address, phone, fax number and e-mail.

II. Coursepacks

For permission to photocopy excerpts from a Holt title for college coursepacks and classroom handouts, please contact:

Copyright Clearance Center
Phone: (978) 750-8400 or
www.copyright.com 

Please Note: Permission requests for works by Robert Frost, A. E. Housman, Atul Gawande, Melvin Konner and Louise Erdrich should be sent to the Permissions Department at Henry Holt and company at the address given above. 

If you wish to photocopy an entire out of print book for educational purposes, please send your request to the Permissions Department at Henry Holt and Company at the address given above. Please include the name, address and phone number of the educational institution, course title and the number of copies you wish to reprint. 

III. Prop Use

If you wish to display a Holt book as background setting or prop use for a television program or motion picture, please supply the following:

  • Name, address and phone number of the production company and distributor.
  • Title and synopsis of the television program or motion picture (name of series and episode number, if applicable)
  • Description of the scene in which the Holt title will be displayed.
  • Scheduled release date.
  • Please send this information to the Permissions Department at Henry Holt and Company at the address given above.

Who are the foreign agents representing Henry Holt and Company?

Please click here to see the current list of foreign agents representing Henry Holt and Company as a PDF file. (adobe reader required)

What published works are in the public domain?

Works published in the United States prior to 1923 are in the public domain; that is they are no longer protected by copyright and may be reproduced in their entirety without permission.

Works published in the United States after January 1, 1923 are usually under copyright protection and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner or a party acting on behalf of the owner. In the book publishing industry, it is usually the publisher who controls the right to grant permission requests on behalf of the author.

Please Note: If the material you wish to reproduce is contained in a Holt anthology, please consult the acknowledgements or copyright page, and apply directly to the original source cited.