APPLYING FOR © COPYRIGHT PERMISSION
Bloodaxe Books controls and asserts intellectual property rights for all poets it publishes according to © International Copyright Law (Berne Convention 1886; UCC, 1952; Geneva, 1996). This establishes the right of the author to be recognised as the creator of the work, prevents derogatory changes to the work, and supports their economic right to receive fair reward for use of that work by others.
Our standard minimum fee for use of a poem (1-10 lines) – as set by The Society of Authors in 2005 – is £60, and this rises line by line, and also depending on the range of distribution territory. However, this is negotiable for low print runs, educational purposes and good causes.
COPYRIGHT PERMISSION REQUESTS
Please send an e-mail with the following information to
or use the form opposite (selecting Rights).
We need to know:
Name of your company
Your contact details (address and e-mail)
Title of our poem
No of lines to be used
Title of volume in which our poem appears (if known)
Title of your publication (please include name of editor/author)
We would also like to know:
Date of publication/ broadcast/ programme
Print run (HB/PB)
Price / Ticket Price
Territory of distribution (UK & Commonwealth, excluding Canada; North America, etc)
And, if publishing online, the website URL.
Please add any extra information that we should bear in mind
(e.g. circulation, customer base, etc.)
If you wish to send your request by post, the address is:
Rights & Permissions
Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Rights direct line: 01434-611583
Please note: Bloodaxe Books does not control copyright for Jenny Joseph. For permission to use her work, please contact: Johnson & Alcock Ltd, Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0HT.
tel: 020 7251 0125