If you are interested in securing permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, please contact our Rights Department as follows:
Ann G. Merchant
National Academies Press
Foreign Rights Director
Voice: (202) 334-3117
Fax: (202) 334-2793
Attn: Rights and Translations
500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
If the rights are still available, we may option them to you for 3 months. We ordinarily request an advance payment as well as royalties for the foreign-language rights to our books. This payment will be negotiated prior to our executing a contract; contracts must signed before work can commence on the translation.
Please include the following information in your request:
- Title of the book
- Language into which you wish to translate the text
- Distribution territory
- Intended size of first print run
- Proposed selling price in local currency