The Random House Subsidiary Rights Department grants subsidiary license rights to help Random House Group titles reach the largest possible global readership

Subsidiary Rights (or subrights) are additional opportunities for licensing a book, both in other formats (above and beyond traditional print and ebook) and around the world.

Subsidiary rights include:

  • British
  • Translation
  • First and Second Serial (excerpts in advance of or after its initial publishing, respectively, in a periodical or online publication)
  • Audio
  • Book Club
  • Large Print
  • Reprint and Special Editions
  • Commercial/Merchandising
  • Performance/Film & Television

The subsidiary rights department does not handle permission requests. Visit the Penguin Random House Permissions Portal to find detailed rights information and submit permission requests. For example, if you would like to reproduce an excerpt or image/cover from one of our books, use one of our books as a prop, request permission to photocopy the text of a book, etc., please visit our Permissions Portal.

Please note that we only can assist with Random House Group titles. Click here to view the full list of imprints within the Random House division.

Before contacting us, please confirm that the title you are interested in is a Random House Group title. You can confirm the initial publisher—and who owns the copyright—by checking the information on the copyright page at the front of the book. If you don’t have a copy, please search for the title online to check for this information. You can also visit the Penguin Random House Permissions Portal to confirm if it is a Random House Group title.

For other Penguin Random House US divisions (Penguin, Knopf Doubleday, Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and DK), please contact their respective rights teams. For titles published by international PRH companies, please visit their websites for contact information.

Random House Group Co-Agents

Our international co-agents represent the Random House Rights Department in their respective territories, liaising with our team and publishers in their regions to license Random House Group titles. Please confirm the appropriate co-agent and their contact information linked below (divided by imprint and territory).

Contact Random House Rights

Subsidiary rights inquiries should be directed to randomrights@penguinrandomhouse.com. These may include requests for translation rights of a work as a whole (requests accepted from publishers only), and for audio, video, performance, or reprint rights of a work as a whole.

All rights requests must contain the following information:

  • Title and author
  • ISBN

For translation requests, please also include:

  • Language and territory
  • Proposed date of publication, price, print run, and format (hardcover, paperback, ebook, etc.)
  • Background information about your publishing house (history, recently published titles, etc.)

If you are an individual interested in translating a book, please note that we can only license translation rights to publishing companies, not individual people. Foreign language publishers hire translators directly, and Random House is not involved in those arrangements. If you are interested in translating a book as an independent translator, we suggest you research local publishers and reach out to them to see if any are interested.

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