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Translation Rights and English Language Territorial Rights

To apply for translation rights or English language territorial rights for SPCK Publishing's book, please fill out the following form and one of our Rights Team will get in touch.


 

Permissions - FAQs

1. Is this book still in copyright?

Copyright lasts for 70 years after the death of the author, so you might have to carry out some research to answer this question! Please note that SPCK Publishing  is unable to search for this information on your behalf.

2. Do I need permission for a quote in my church newsletter or for use by a not-for-profit organization?

SPCK Publishing grants churches and other not-for-profit organizations permission to use material from publications copyrighted by SPCK Publishing Publishing in church bulletins, newsletters and other short-term non-book publications free of charge, within the following limits: the paragraphs quoted must not amount to a complete chapter of the book or account for 20% of the total work in which they are quoted. It is the responsibility of the author to check that the copyright of the book belongs to SPCK Publishing . We cannot grant permission for non-SPCK Publishing publications. Notice of copyright should appear in the work as follows: ‘[Title] by [author], copyright [date] by SPCK Publishing Publishing’. If you have any questions you can contact PLSclear.

3. What is fair dealing?

The practice called fair dealing allows free use of copyright material employed to illustrate an idea or comment or give weight to an argument, in research or private study, without the need for permission, under the following conditions:

Prose: A single extract under 400 words or several extracts from the same publication, each under 300 words and totalling under 800 words. Note below.

Poetry and songs: Fair dealing does not apply. Permission must be sought from the publisher for all extracts, and this will usually be granted on payment of a fee.

It is not necessary to request permission from SPCK unless these usages are exceeded. However, please note that if an extract is included in a commercially published project or as a piece that stands alone without comment on its content or direct relevance to surrounding material (e.g. as an extract in an anthology of prayers, meditations or poetry), permission must be sought to include the extract no matter what its length and a fee may apply.

4. Permissions Requests

All permission requests that do not fall under the church newsletter exception in section 2 or fair dealing criteria in section 3 must be referred to PLSclear

Requests to use material from SPCK books, should include the following information:
  • title and author of the SPCK book from which you wish to use material 
  • title and author and publisher of your book 
  • territory of distribution for your book (UK, EU, world, etc.) 
  • print run (total number of copies to be printed) 
  • publication date of your book 
  • price of your book 
  • your complete postal address, email address, telephone and fax numbers

5. Bible translations published by SPCK

Up to five hundred (500) verses from <The New Testament for Everyone/The Old Testament for Everyone/The Bible for Everyone> may be quoted or reprinted without the express written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted do not amount to 25 per cent or more of a Bible book or 25 per cent or more of the total work in which they are reproduced.

For permission to use an amount of text that exceeds these limits, apply to Publishers’ Licensing Services online through PLSClear: https://plsclear.com.

When the text from The New Testament for Everyone/The Old Testament for Everyone/The Bible for Everyone is quoted, the following notice of copyright must appear on the copyright page or acknowledgements page of the work as follows:

The Bible for Everyone: Scripture quotations [marked BfE] are reproduced from The Bible for Everyone, copyright © John Goldingay and Nicholas Thomas Wright 2018. Used by permission of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, UK. All rights reserved.

The Old Testament for Everyone: Scripture quotations [marked OTfE] are reproduced from The Old Testament for Everyone, copyright © John Goldingay 2018. Used by permission of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, UK. All rights reserved.

New Testament for Everyone: Scripture quotations [marked NTfE] are reproduced from The New Testament for Everyone, copyright © Nicholas Thomas Wright 2011. Used by permission of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, UK. All rights reserved.