The Rights Department works across Hodder & Stoughton, Headline Publishing, John Murray Press and Quercus Books, selling US rights, translation rights in all languages throughout the world and managing a range of domestic rights, including Film and TV. We are team of eight coming from different publishing backgrounds enabling us to pool our varied and extensive range of experience in selling rights.
We are proud that we work directly in all the major territories enabling us to form excellent relationships with international editors and publishers. We travel frequently visiting publishers in their offices as well as attending all the major book fairs – Frankfurt, London, Beijing, Turin, Milan, Guadalajara, Flip, Moscow, Warsaw, Sharjah and Gothenburg.
Above all, we are dedicated to providing excellent author care and ensuring that for each book we have a dedicated sales strategy which is properly discussed with our authors and agents. We take pride in managing our authors’ international publications with as much care and attention as our publishers here do in the UK.
The Rights Team
I joined the Rights Department as Rights Director in September 2018 and have over 20 years’ of experience of selling rights in a range of environments from publishing houses to, most recently literary agenting. As well as managing the team, I am responsible for handling US rights across all four divisions.
Deputy Rights Director
Head of Rights – Quercus
My first role in publishing was with Orion as an assistant to the promotional books team but I quickly found my way to the rights department and I have specialised in licencing intellectual property rights ever since. I have worked in both trade and co-edition publishing and in 2006 I was asked to join Quercus to found their rights department. I have worked with many authors and editors on a myriad of books, from the illustrated non fiction to epic fantasy and translated literary fiction, selling in domestic, translation and English language rights.
Deputy Rights Director
Head of Rights – John Murray Press
My experience of selling rights spans over 20 years and has been gained in a variety of publishing environments including a literary agency, a packager and several major trade publishers.
As Head of Rights for John Murray Press my main focus is selling translation, serial and US rights for the John Murray Press lists – John Murray (Publishers), Two Roads, John Murray Learning, Nicholas Brealey, Sheldon Press and Hodder Faith. I am also involved in selling Film & TV rights across the Hodder, John Murray, Headline and Quercus imprints.
Head of Rights – Headline
I started out in publishing as a Rights Assistant for Cornerstone and Vintage, and spent nearly five years at Penguin Random House. I joined Hachette as a Rights Manager in 2015 and was made Head of Rights for Headline in November 2018. I handle translation rights (in all direct territories) and serial rights across all Headline titles.
Head of Rights – Hodder & Stoughton
I joined the Rights Department in November 2017 after 7 years at Blake Friedmann Agency. I am now Head of Rights for Hodder & Stoughton, selling translation rights in all direct territories and serial rights across the division.
Rights Manager – Hodder & Stoughton, Headline Publishing, John Murray Press, Quercus Books
I was made Rights Manager in 2017 and handle translation rights across the full list in all our subagented territories. I joined the rights team in 2014 as a Rights Assistant after an internship with literary scouts Louise Allen Jones.
Senior Rights Executive – Hodder & Stoughton, Headline Publishing, John Murray Press, Quercus Books
My publishing journey began as an intern in the publicity department at Vintage, and after a stint in International Sales at Hachette I found my way to the Rights Department. I joined as Rights Assistant in August 2016 and became Rights Executive in September 2017. I currently sell domestic rights including large print, library audio, hardback reprint and second serial across the four divisions.
Rights Assistant – Hodder & Stoughton, Headline Publishing, John Murray Press, Quercus Books
I joined the Rights team at Hachette as a Rights Assistant in October 2018. Before and after graduating with a degree in French & Spanish, I’ve interned with Penguin Random House in Barcelona, Éditions Belin in Paris and had a brief stint much closer to home at HarperCollins UK. I handle production enquiries across all four divisions.
Rights Assistant – Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray Press
Headline – Spring 2020 Translation Rights List: click here
Headline – Spring 2020 US Rights List: click here
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any rights enquiries and we will endeavour to reply quickly.
We work directly in most territories around the world, however in some territories we partner with local expert agencies in order to do the best deals with the best publishers. Below you will find a list of our international partners and the territories they cover on our behalf.
Albania, Bulgaria & Macedonia – Anthea Agency
Brazil – Riff Agency
China and Taiwan – Peony Literary Agency
Czech Republic & Slovakia – Kristin Olson Agency
Greece – OA Literary Agency
Hungary, Croatia, Serbia & Slovenia – Katai and Bolza Literary Agency
Indonesia – Maxima Creative Agency
Japan – The English Agency
Korea – Eric Yang Agency
Romania – Simona Kessler International
Thailand and Vietnam – Grayhawk Agency
Turkey – AnatoliaLit Agency
If you would like permission to use material from one of our books, please download this Permission Request Form [link: https://www.hachette.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Permission-Request-Form-2019.docx] and scan the completed form to email@example.com. *
*Please be informed that we monitor one joint email for all permission requests for titles by Hodder & Stoughton, Headline Publishing, John Murray Press and Quercus. Therefore, any requests for Headline Publishing, Headline Review, Headline Eternal, Tinder Press and Wildfire titles should be sent to the above email if they are to be properly considered.
We receive a high volume of requests, thus the projected turnaround is 8 weeks, from receipt of the completed permission request form (possibly longer, depending on the complexity). Please take this into consideration and apply in good time. We ask that you avoid sending duplicate requests, upon confirmed receipt. Under no circumstances are you entitled to assume consent, on the basis of not having received a response within our or your own specified time frame, and no exceptions can be made to account for any pending print deadlines you may face. Your patience is sincerely appreciated during this process.
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