Rights & international sales

Subsidiary rights

We are a very active rights department and work closely with subagents and publishing houses around the world to achieve the best possible English language and translation rights sales for our list.

We regularly attend the international book fairs, including Frankfurt, London, Bologna and Taipei, to name a few.

If you have a rights query please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

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Permissions

If you wish to reproduce an extract  from an Allen & Unwin publication, please read and observe the following guidelines before submitting a request.

Titles published pre-1990
Allen & Unwin was originally set up in Australia in 1976 by the UK company George Allen & Unwin. Following a management buy-out in 1990, Allen & Unwin Australia became an independent entity retaining no rights to any of the titles originally published by George Allen & Unwin UK.

This means:

• If a title was published pre-1976, we are no longer the rights holders (please see below for further contact information)
• If a title was published between 1976 and 1990, we are the rights holders only if the title was first published in Australia – we do not hold the rights to titles published in London, Boston or New York
• If the title was published after 1990, we most likely hold the rights

Contact information for George Allen & Unwin titles:
George Allen & Unwin merged with Bell & Hyman in 1986, was renamed Unwin Hyman in the UK, and at the end of the 80s was eventually dissolved and sold to HarperCollins UK. If the title you are interested in belongs to the former George Allen & Unwin list, we suggest you contact Harper as a first point of contact, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please note that HarperCollins also in turn sold most of their academic titles to Taylor & Francis UK. Depending on how this title was classified at the time, you may need to contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submitting a Permissions Request for an Allen & Unwin Title

Please submit permissions requests in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Be sure to include the following information with your request:

Information about our book:

•    Title
•    Author
•    Edition, if applicable
•    Page reference and word count of the extract you wish to reproduce

Information about your project:

•    Title of your publication
•    Author
•    Publisher
•    Expected publication date
•    Format (print, eBook, etc.)
•    Projected print run
•    Projected retail price
•    Distribution territory (ANZ, British Commonwealth, World, etc.)

Language

Due to the volume of permissions requests we receive, please allow 4-6 weeks for a response. Thank you!

Translation agents

Below are details of our subagents and the language rights they represent. For all other queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Balkan territories (Plima Literary Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bulgarian (NIKA Literary Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Czech (Kristin Olson Literary Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chinese & Taiwan (Bardon Chinese Media Angency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dutch (Mo Literary Services) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

French – Adult Titles (L'Autre Agence) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

French – Children's Titles (Agence Michelle Lapautre) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

German (Mohrbooks AG Literary Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hebrew (The Deborah Harris Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Italian (The Italian Literary Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Indonesia (Maxima Creative Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Japanese – Adult Titles (Japan UNI Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Japanese – Children's Titles (Japan UNI Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Korean – Adult Titles (Bookcosmos Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Korean – Children’s Titles (InterAustralia/The Choicemaker Korea Co.) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Polish (Graal) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Russian (Author Rights Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scandinavian (Ia Atterholm Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spanish/Catalan/Portuguese/Brazilian – (International Editors Co, Spain) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thai (Silkroad Literary Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Turkish (Akcali Copyright Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

United Kingdom – Children’s Titles (Miles Stott Literary Agency) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

International sales

Allen & Unwin works with a variety of distributors to make our books available internationally.

If you are trying to obtain an Allen & Unwin title outside Australia and New Zealand, please contact the relevant distributor – if they can't supply you with the title in question, you can order it directly via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that Allen & Unwin can only sell books to countries where we hold the appropriate territorial rights.


UK & Europe

Adult Fiction and Selected Trade Non-Fiction
Allen & Unwin c/o Atlantic Books Ormond House
26-27 Boswell Street
London WC1N 3JZ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7269 1610
Fax: +44 20 7430 0916
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.atlantic-books.co.uk

Children's Fiction and Non-Fiction
Murdoch Books UK Limited
6th Floor, Erico House
93-99 Upper Richmond Road
Putney, London SW15 2TG
United Kingdom
Ph: +44 (0) 20 8785 5995
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8785 5985
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

North America

Adult and Children's Fiction and Non-Fiction
Trafalgar Square Publishing (distributed by IPG)
814 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: +1 312 337 0747
Fax: +1 312 337 5985
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.ipgbook.com


Asia

Hong Kong, PRC, Taiwan, Korea
Trafalgar Square Publishing (distributed by IPG)
814 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: +1 312 337 0747
Fax: +1 312 337 5985
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.ipgbook.com

Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam
APD Singapore Pte Ltd
52 Genting Lane #06-05
Ruby Land Complex 1
SINGAPORE 349560
Phone: + 65 6749 3551
Fax: + 65 6749 3552
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APD Malayasia
No 22, 24 & 26, Jalan SS3/41
47300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
MALAYSIA
Phone: + 603 7877 6063
Fax: + 603 7877 3414
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South Africa

Wild Dog Press
100 Johannesburg Road
Lyndhurst
Johannesburg 2192
SOUTH AFRICA
Phone: + 27 11 440 5255 or 5254
Fax: + 27 11 440 5252
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the rest of the world, contact Allen & Unwin at:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: +61 2 9906 2218

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