FAQ

Q1: Where are Pan Macmillan’s offices

Answer: Pan Macmillan’s offices are situated on the 2nd floor of the Melrose Piazza (Melrose Arch) in Melrose North, Johannesburg.
Telephone: +27 (0)11 731 3440

Q2: Who are the authors that Pan Macmillan has published?

Answer: For an alphabetical listing of our local authors and key international authors, please click here.

Q3: How do I contact a Pan Macmillan author?

Answer: Pan Macmillan cannot provide contact details of our authors to the public. However, if you would like to make contact with one of our authors, please contact Tarryn Talbot at tarryn@panmacmillan.co.za to arrange for us to forward your details for the author to be in touch with you at his or her discretion.

Q4: How can I order Pan Macmillan’s titles

Answer: Pan Macmillan titles can be ordered via Booksite and can also be found in all good bookstores throughout South Africa.

Q5: How can I get a review copy of one of Pan Macmillan’s books?

Answer: If you would like a copy of one of Pan Macmillan’s titles for review purposes, please contact Tarryn Talbot (tarryn@panmacmillan.co.za). Be sure to include details such as your name and position; the name of your organisation or (print or electronic) publication; and when you expect the review to appear.

For Pan Macmillan’ s latest press releases and publicity news, please click here.

Q6: How do I buy rights for Pan Macmillan’s titles?

Answer: If you wish to purchase the distribution, publishing or translation rights to one of our Pan Macmillan titles, please contact Andrea Nattrass (andrea@panmacmillan.co.za) or Wesley Thompson (Wesley@panmacmillan.co.za).

For more information on the rights that are available, please see our latest catalogue.

Q7; How do I obtain permission for the use of copyright material?

Answer: If you want to apply for the use of material that Pan Macmillan or one of our authors holds in copyright:

You need to supply full details of the Pan Macmillan book that you wish to reproduce material from. These include: the book title; the author(s) or editor(s); the ISBN; the title of the chapter, poem, diagram, or other excerpt; and a copy of the excerpt.

You also need to supply Pan Macmillan with the details of the publication in which the material will appear. These include: the book or magazine title or details of the Internet website or other relevant reference; the name(s) of the author(s) or editor(s); the publisher; the expected publication date; the planned print run or the anticipated number of viewers; the retail price; and the rights that you are requesting.

Finally, don’ t forget to include your full details or those of the organisation that is seeking permission so that we can follow up effectively with you.

If you want to approach another publisher about the use of material held in copyright that you wish to reproduce in your publication:

Material that is held in copyright includes poetry, song lyrics, prose extracts of longer than 500 words, diagrams, tables, photographs, and any other artwork. It is wise to err on the side of caution when applying for permission for the use of copyright material so, for example, where a modified version of a table or diagram is to be used it is usual to apply for permission from the copyright holder.

Obtaining permission for the reproduction of any copyright material must be started well ahead of publication because it can be a very time-consuming, convoluted process. It can also be costly.

Where the author has not already obtained copyright permission for the use of material, Pan Macmillan can in special circumstances act on the author’s behalf to obtain permission from copyright holders. However, authors must supply all the necessary information about each copyright holder. This ideally includes:

publication or source details (including the page numbers of the original source where the material appears, the author[s]/editor[s] of the publication, the
publishers, and the ISBN of the publication); the address of the copyright holder; the phone or fax number of the copyright holder; and the e-mail address of the copyright holder.

When in doubt, ask your publisher whether or not something requires permission to be reproduced in your book.

Q7; Do you have a code of conduct?

Yes. You can download it here.