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Seeking Permissions

Permissions research and negotiation can make you want to tear your hair out.

We've been doing this for a long time—over thirty years. Each year, The Permissions Company clears permissions for dozens of projects.

We find rightsholders, contact them, and negotiate a fee that's fair and affordable. You won't need to worry that you're forgetting details, and you won't need to hound your assistant or author to ensure everything's cleared.

If you are an author, you can focus on your own work. Why guess whether a fee is high or call your editor every time you get a permissions grant? Why follow a meandering trail from publisher to agent to estate to find out who currently holds rights to a work, when we may have cleared that work recently? Why try to keep straight which pieces need to be cleared for the textbook, which for the CD-Rom, and which for both—and who holds which type of rights?

With our services, you won't need to worry that you'll forget things or make mistakes.

Using our services is easy. You send us a list of works you're using, and keep us informed if you drop or add pieces. We will discuss budget issues with you beforehand and give you updates whenever you request them.