Henry Holt & Co.

Henry Holt & Co.



General Information

Subrights and Permissions


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

If you would like to receive a catalog, a review copy of a book, or to request an interview with a Holt author, please email your request to [email protected].

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
120 Broadway
New York, NY 10271

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 [email protected] 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: [email protected]

For Ordering and Returns

United States
Macmillan Publishing Services
16365 James Madison Highway
Gordonsville, VA 22942
Phone: (888) 330-8477 (toll free)
Customer Service Fax: 1 (540) 672-7540
Order Department Fax: (800) 672-2054

U.S. Returns
Macmillan Returns Center
14301 Litchfield Road
Orange, VA 22960

H.B. Fenn and Company Ltd.
34 Nixon Road
Bolton, Ontario L7E1W2
Phone: 1-905-951-6600
Toll Free: 1-800-267-FENN
Fax: 1-905-951-6601, Fax Toll Free

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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
120 Broadway
New York, NY 10271


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 Macmillan Permissions Department also processes requests for Holt books to be used as props in motion picture or television productions.

How do I request a permission?


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

Please Note: Permission requests for works by Robert Frost, A. E. Housman, Atul Gawande, Melvin Konner, and Louise Erdrich should be sent to the Macmillan Permissions Department using the form below.

General Use

For all other uses of Henry Holt works (both Adult Trade and Books for Young Readers) not mentioned above, including photocopying an entire out-of-print book for educational purposes, please complete and submit a Permissions Request Form.

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 on or 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.

What are subsidiary rights?

Subsidiary rights is the licensing or selling of a book in part or in whole to another party who then sells it to its 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 by facsimile, email, or conventional mail to the Henry Holt Subsidiary Rights Department.

Henry Holt and Company
Attention: Subsidiary Rights Department
120 Broadway
New York, New York 10271
Fax Number: (646) 307-5261
Email: [email protected]

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.

LBF 2023 – 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)