What do you need to know before you request permission?

An author’s checklist for making permission requests using PLSclear

There is certain information you’ll need to know before you can start making requests via PLSclear.com. PLS Permissions has put together a handy checklist to help you know if you’re ready to start clearing permission or if you need to go back to your publisher for further information.

 

What you need to know about the content you’re requesting to reuse

tick box  The title or ISBN/ISSN of the work you are requesting

tick box  The page numbers that contain the content you are reusing

tick box  The word count and page count of the quotes you are using (if requesting text)

tick box  The figure number or caption of any images you are requesting

 

What you need to know about your new publication

tick box  The title of your new work

tick box  The author or editor of the new work

tick box What formats will your work be published in? (For example: hardback, eBook, or audiobook)

tick box The print run or circulation for each format

tick box The retail price of each format

 

Why do you need to provide this information?

The publisher responding to your request will include this information on your licence document. So for example in the case of “Format”, if the formats you want to publish in are not included on the licence, you do not have permission to publish in that format.

They may also use the information to calculate a quote for a licence fee that you will need to pay before you can reuse the content.

What do you do if you don’t have this information?

If you don’t know the information in the checklist above, talk to your publisher or editor who can help provide the information you are missing. If you cannot provide the information above, you may not be granted a licence as your request will be too vague.

If you do not know the word count of text you are quoting, you can calculate an estimate using 400 words per page.

Download the permissions checklist for authors

Click the button below to download and print a copy of the permissions checklist for authors. Know what you need to enter into the PLSclear permissions form before you begin requesting permission to quote from books, journals, and magazines.

Download the permissions checklist for authors

Download and print a copy of the permissions checklist for authors so you know what you will need to enter into the PLSclear permissions form.