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The Rights Department deals with the licensing of subsidiary rights in copyrighted material which is controlled by HarperCollins Canada. Such rights include:

  • Foreign rights (English language or translation)
  • Merchandising rights
  • Film, movie, radio, television and electronic rights
  • Digest or condensation rights
  • Audio and dramatic rights
To request licensing of any HarperCollins Canada title you will need to contact our Rights Department.

Rights Guide
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All material published by HarperCollins Canada is protected under copyright law. Written permission is required if you wish to reproduce HarperCollins Canada material.

How do I request permission to reproduce material?

All requests must be sent in writing, via email or fax.

'Permissions' are also called 'anthology and quotation rights'. This includes prose, poetry, and original illustrations. Permission is generally given provided that the amount of a work requested for re-use is reasonable and does not represent an unduly large proportion of the original work. We also consider the manner in which it is to be used, and the kind of publication. A permission (or copyright) fee will usually be charged to compensate the author for use of their work.

Please note: If the work from which you are requesting permission is from an anthology, consult the credit/acknowledgments page and apply to the original source for permission to use the material. This also applies to photographs and illustrations. Please check that the work was first published by HarperCollins Canada.

For non-print (i.e. electronic or online) permission requests, please submit a detailed description of your request.

To submit a permissions request, please contact the Permissions Department and provide the following information:

  • the full title and name of author (and ISBN if possible) of the book from which the copyright material is to be taken
  • the exact material you wish to reprint, including the page numbers of the material taken from the HarperCollins Canada book and the name of the short story (if applicable)
  • your publisher's name (you must have a publisher before permission is granted)
  • proposed title of your book and full name(s) of author(s)/editor(s) of your book
  • short description of your book
  • the territory your book will be published in (Canada, World, etc.)
  • the format your book will be published in (hardcover or paperback), the print run, proposed retail price, estimated publication date, and page count.
  • your contact information including name, job title, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and email address

How long does it take to process a permission request?

It may take approximately 6 weeks before you receive a written response to your request. Please note that many requests require research, however, this time frame will vary depending on the amount of permissions requests received for processing. Please submit your request with complete information as early as possible before your publication date and do not duplicate your requests.

Permissions Contact Information

HarperCollins Canada
Permissions Department
2 Bloor Street East, 20th Floor
Toronto, ON
M4W 1A8
(Fax) (416) 975-9884

What about titles published by other HarperCollins companies?

HarperCollins Canada distributes many international titles from various HarperCollins divisions as well as other publishers. However, the Permissions Department can only grant permissions on titles that are part of our domestic publishing program, i.e., that are published by HarperCollins Canada only. For permission to use material published by other HarperCollins companies or other publishers, please contact them directly.

To find out the name of the original publisher, you will need to look at the copyright page at the front of the book and check for the HarperCollins Canada imprint logo and copyright information.

Please see below for other HarperCollins companies and their contact information.

HarperCollins Publishers US www.harpercollins.com

(click on ‘Permissions’ link located at the bottom of the home page)

Key imprints of the adult division of HarperCollins Publishers US include:

Amistad, Avon, Avon A, Avon Inspire, Avon Red, Caedmon, Collins, Collins Design, Ecco, Eos, Harper Mass Market, Harper Paperbacks, Harper Perennial, Harper Perennial Modern Classics, HarperAudio, HarperCollins, HarperCollins e-Books, HarperEntertainment, HarperLuxe, HarperOne, Morrow Cookbooks, Rayo, and William Morrow.

Key imprints of the children’s books division of HarperCollins Publishers US include:

Amistad, Eos, Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins Children’s Audio, HarperCollins Children’s Books, HarperFestival, HarperEntertainment, HarperTeen, HarperTrophy, Joanna Cotler Books, Julie Andrews Collection, Katherine Tegen Books, Laura Geringer Books, and Rayo.

HarperCollins Publishers UK  www.harpercollins.co.uk

Key imprints include HarperFiction, Voyager, HarperThorsons/HarperElement, HarperEntertainment, HarperSport, Tolkien and Estates, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Fourth Estate, HarperPress, HarperPerennial, Collins, and Times and Jane's.

(click on ‘Trade: translation US rights’ at the bottom and then ‘Permissions’ on the left)

HarperCollins Australia www.harpercollins.com.au

Key imprints include HarperCollins, Angus & Robertson, HarperSports, Fourth Estate, Harper Perennial, Collins, and Voyager.

(click on ‘Permissions & Rights’ at the bottom then click on ‘Permissions’)

HarperCollins India www.harpercollins.co.in


HarperCollins New Zealand www.harpercollins.co.nz

(click on ‘About us’ at top of screen, then scroll down to ‘Permissions & Rights’)

Key imprints include HarperCollins, HarperSports, Flamingo, Voyager, and Perennial.

Zondervan www.zondervan.com

(click on ‘About us’ at top of screen, then click on ‘Permissions’)

Key imprints include Zondervan, Zonderkidz, Vida, and Youth Specialities.

Where can I find out more about copyright?

If you have general questions about copyright rules and current legislation in Canada, information can be found at your local library, or at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.