ONLINE READING FAQ

Let’s keep reading aloud during the COVID-19 school lockdown. If you are a teacher or librarian and would like permission to record yourself reading one of our books please see our policy below. Keep the love of reading alive!

 

If you are an author who would like to do a recorded or live reading of your Collins or HarperCollins Children’s book:

We are granting you permission to read your Collins or HarperCollins Children’s Books titles online until and including, July 31st, 2020. These virtual readings may be streamed live via digital platforms, or if recorded, posted in closed educational platforms. If a closed platform is unavailable, recorded videos of readings may be uploaded to YouTube as long as they are marked “Unlisted”. We ask that you work with your editorial and marketing contact so we can amplify appropriately. This permission grant is to best serve the community of readers out there who need us right now.

 

If you are an author who has received a request from a teacher or librarian to read your Collins or HarperCollins Children’s book online:

We are extending the ability to our authors and illustrators to grant permission to teachers and librarians to read their Collins or HarperCollins Children’s Books titles online until July 31st, 2020. These virtual readings may be streamed live via digital platforms, or if recorded, posted in closed educational platforms. If a closed platform is unavailable, recorded videos of readings may be uploaded to YouTube as long as they are marked “Unlisted”. We ask that you ask the requestor to do the following, as conditions of this grant of permission:

  1. At the beginning of the reading, state it is “with permission of Collins/HarperCollins Children’s Books”
  2. Send their name, school or library, city and postcode, and the title and author/illustrator of the book they intend to read online to ChildrensPermissions@HARPERCOLLINS.co.uk
  3. Delete uploaded videos or, in the event the applicable platform does not permit deletion, disable access to uploaded videos, by the end of the local school year

 

If you are an educator or librarian who would like to read a HarperCollins Children’s book online: 

We are granting permission to educators and librarians to read Collins or HarperCollins Children’s Books titles online, on video, until and including July 31st, 2020. These virtual readings may be streamed live via digital platforms, or if recorded, posted to closed educational platforms. If a closed platform is unavailable, recorded videos of readings may be uploaded to YouTube as long as they are marked “Unlisted”. We ask that any educators or librarians performing or posting readings please do the following, as conditions of this grant of permission:

  1. At the beginning of the reading, state it is “with permission of Collins/HarperCollins Children’s Books”
  2. Send their name, school or library, city and postcode, and the title and author/illustrator of the book they intend to read online to ChildrensPermissions@HARPERCOLLINS.co.uk
  3. Delete uploaded or archived videos or, in the event the applicable platform does not permit deletion, disable access to uploaded videos, by the end of the local school year
  4. This permission grant is to best serve the community of readers.

 

If you are a bookseller who would like to stream a live online reading of a Collins or HarperCollins Children’s book:

We are granting permission to booksellers to stream live readings of Collins/HarperCollins Children’s Books titles online through to the end of the school year. For clarity, we are not granting booksellers permission to post recorded readings of our titles online. We ask that any booksellers performing live readings please do the following, as conditions of this grant of permission:

  1. At the beginning of the reading, state it is “with permission of Collins/HarperCollins Children’s Books”
  2. Send their name, city and postcode, and the title and author/illustrator of the book they intend to read online to ChildrensPermissions@HARPERCOLLINS.co.uk
  3. Delete any archival copies of the reading that the applicable digital platform may have stored