With over 75 years of backlist titles represented by the agency, PFD receives a great number of requests for permission to reproduce material from the copyright property of our clients and their Estates every day, in books and assorted other media. In this section we hope to answer all of the most frequently asked questions about the process of requesting and being granted permission. Please take time to look it over before you apply – what you will find here may considerably speed up the granting of the permission you require. Whilst we process requests as quickly as we can, we ask that you apply six to eight weeks in advance, in order to ensure a timely response.
You should apply for permission to reproduce copyright material from our authors’ work in writing by post on your company or personal letterhead, or by email, giving your full contact details, to:
Peters Fraser and Dunlop,
34-43 Russell Street,
Requests originating overseas may be sent by fax to +44 20 7836 9539
1. We need to know full publishing details of your book or magazine, newspaper or other periodical in which the copyright material is to appear, which means at least:
Planned editions, i.e. hardback, paperback, book-club, audio book, e-book, or other internet/electronic use. (Do you wish to clear permission for all planned editions at the same time?)
Estimated print-run or initial manufacture quantities
Estimated publication date
2. We’d also like to see the following information about our client:
Title of work, and in what book it appears
Number of words (for prose material)
Number of lines (for verse)*
*Please note that we will not generally grant permission to reproduce some but not all stanzas/verses of a particular poem. Unless there is good reason we may insist on the entire poem being reproduced.*
The minimum fee is £75.00 (+VAT if applicable). The appropriate fee in all instances will depend on the commercial particulars suggested by the publishing details for each request. Payment will always be stipulated and must be made in Sterling.
No. Our clients reserve the right to refuse permission to reproduce their copyright material.