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Permissions and Subsidiary Rights for University of Michigan Press and
other Michigan Publishing Materials
Permission is required to reproduce copyright protected material from
Michigan Publishing and University of Michigan Press titles in
publications, coursepacks, electronic products, and any other media.
Please check the credit/acknowledgments page and apply to the
original source for permission to use the material. This applies to all
content including: text, photographs, charts, and illustrations.
Requesting Permission or Subsidiary Rights
Permissions and Republication Subsidiary Rights for many of our
titles may be requested through the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at
www.copyright.com. If a Michigan
Publishing or University of Michigan Press title is available at the
CCC, please follow these instructions to request permission for that
title. Please note: University of Michigan Press does
not directly grant permissions for any material in the
CCC catalog. If the title is available through the CCC, please
follow the below instructions to request permissions or reprint rights
for that title through the CCC as it will take much less time to have a
permission approved or receive a quote.
To request rights or permissions through the CCC:
- Have the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) of the title
for which you are requesting permissions or rights. The ISBN is a unique
numeric book identifier. It is 13 digits. On our website, it is located
under the book’s format on the right side of the page. An example of
what an ISBN looks like is: 978-0-472-12345-6
- Go to www.copyright.com
- In the upper right hand corner, look for the field marked:
“Publication Title or ISBN/ISSN” underneath “GET PERMISSIONS.”
Copy/paste the ISBN or type the title of the work, as precisely as
possible, into the field
a. Hit "enter" or click "search"
- You should see a screen with the search results
a. Find the title you are seeking permissions for
- Under the Pay-Per-Use Options tab, select the usage that applies to
your request. (i.e. for a coursepack request, select either “use in
electronic course materials” or “use in print course materials” for the
correct use. For a request to reprint materials in a future publication
or other published project, select the appropriate option for your
planned publication under “Republish or Display Content”)
- Once your selection has been made, click the blue button (“Price &
Order” or “Special Order” depending on the option)
- In the subsequent screens, fill in the requested information fields
to complete your request.
- You will receive a response to your request after it is reviewed,
which may be an outright answer or instructions for more action on your
If a non-English Language Teaching title published by
Michigan Publishing or the University of Michigan Press is not in the
Please fill out our Google Form for
For English Language Teaching (ELT) Materials or Educational
Materials for English Language Teaching/English as a Second Langauge
For course materials, please fill out the original
permissions request form located here. For information on subrights
licensing and sales for future publications or other publishing
projects, please fill out our subrights licensing
form here. Or contact the ELT/ESL department directly by emailing:
For other rights requests:
For all other rights and permissions requests including those for
course materials, reprint requests, film and/or performance requests,
translation and/or foreign rights, and audio or other media rights,
please fill out our Google Form for Rights Requests.
If a fee has been assessed for use of University of Michigan Press /
Michigan Publishing material, full payment is due within 90 days of your
acceptance of the agreement.
- Payment may be made via check, credit card, or wire transfer.
Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan
Press and sent to the address below.
of Michigan Press / Michigan Publishing Business Office
- To pay by credit card, you must call the University of Michigan
Press / Michigan Publishing Business Office at (734)647-9083 during
office hours (8:00am-4:30pm EST, Monday-Friday). Please have credit card
information ready, as well as the invoice number for which you are
- To obtain wire transfer information for a wire transfer payment,
please email the Business Office at email@example.com. The invoice
number for the associated agreement must be
included in a reference note in the wire transfer, or the payment will
be considered incomplete.
- All payments must be accompanied by a copy of the permission
agreement; credit card payments will be asked to reference the invoice
number given in the associated agreement.
- If payment is not received within 90 days of acceptance of
agreement, the agreement will be considered void and all parts of the
request will have to be renegotiated, including the fee assessed.
Electronic File Requests for Persons with Print Disabilities
The electronic file may already be available through the Library of
Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped (NLS). For best results, please check with the LOC service
first. You may contact them at:
Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
If the book you require is not available through the LOC resource,
you may submit a request through our Request Form and select “Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Request.” Please provide proof of purchase for the student in the
comments box of the request. If this information is not provided,
response time will be slowed and follow up communication will be needed
to verify purchase.
Contacting an Author
For help contacting an author, email the Acquisitions Department at