Make permissions licensing easy with PLS Permissions

PLS Permissions is a suite of services designed to make the process of seeking and managing permission to use content from books, magazines, journals and websites altogether more straightforward.

It works by connecting those seeking permission to the publisher that can handle their request through our award-winning PLSclear tool. 

The service is provided by Publishers’ Licensing Services, a UK-based not-for-profit  representing over 4,000 English language publishers.        

We offer two services for publishers, tailored to individual needs: PLS PermissionsDirect and PLS PermissionsAssist.

"PLS has created a solution that will suit everyone, from large corporations to small independents."

Christopher Hamilton-Emery
Salt Publishing

Learn More about PLS Permissions for Publishers

What types of publisher is PLS Permissions relevant to? How do we sign up to PLS Permissions? Are there any charges for using the service?  

Find out the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about permissions below.

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PLS PermissionsDirect

Receive and manage permission requests in a simple online account with automated licensing options, real-time reporting, and secure payment and credit control.

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PLS PermissionsAssist

A fully-managed service for publishers. Our experienced and service-focused team will handle requests to reuse your content quickly and efficiently, using your pricing and licensing settings

"PLS Permissions service has transformed the management of our permissions activities."

Mark Scott
Sales Director, Jessica Kingsley Publishers