Books Rights & Permissions Policy
material published by the National Geographic Society and its divisions
is protected under copyright law. Written permission is required from
the publisher if you wish to reproduce or license any material in any
All requests for permission from a book
published by National Geographic must be made in writing,
and may be submitted by mail, fax or email by following the guidelines
Please note that it is not our policy to
grant permission verbally, nor will permission be granted via email.
Additionally, no requests are handled on a “rush”
Since many requests require research, please
submit your request as early as possible. Please allow up to
6 weeks for a final written response to your request.
expedite the handling of your request, please be certain to provide the
most complete detail as possible. Please provide the
academic course pack, classroom use, and non-academic
photocopy requests, please indicate:
- Title and
author from the National Geographic book you wish to request permission
(the number which appears on the back cover above the bar code)
exact material you wish to reprint, including
any maps, illustrations, or photographs to be used. Please provide
copies of our material in context as well as the page numbers on which
this material appears in our book.
- Title and
publisher of your book, proposed date of publication, page count,
price, print run, and format (hardcover, softcover, e-book, etc.).
of distribution you wish to reprint.
- Languages for
which you wish to pursue rights.
- Full mailing
address, telephone, and email at which we may reach you.
For all other subsidiary rights
requests, including but not limited to dramatic performance,
film/television, serial rights/excerpt/extract, and reprint rights,
please provide the title, author and ISBN of the National Geographic
book you wish to pursue rights on, the type of right you are seeking,
and any other information that may be useful (including titles of your
work, performance dates, and scripts). Please be as specific as
possible in your request.
and author from the book you wish to request permission
exact material you wish to photocopy, including page numbers, including
whether any maps, illustrations, or photographs are to be used.
name of your course, if applicable.
and/or dates during which the material will be used.
of students in the class (or number of copies you wish to make).
there will be any charge to students (or third parties) for the copies
or course packs.
Please send all
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Download the Permissions Request Form
For translation requests, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
any additional permissions or rights questions, please email: email@example.com
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