About Pan Macmillan

Pan Macmillan

Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Boxtree, Sidgwick & Jackson, Bello, Tor, Kingfisher, Macmillan Children's Books, Two Hoots, Bluebird, Campbell Books, Macmillan New Writing and Macmillan Digital Audio. Pan Macmillan is part of Macmillan Publishers International Limited.

Where It All Began

Macmillan was founded in 1843 by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan, two brothers from the Scottish Isle of Arran. Daniel was the business brain, while Alexander laid the literary foundations, publishing such great authors as Charles Kingsley, Thomas Hughes, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Henry James, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling and H. G. Wells. As the company evolved, the Macmillan family's vision continued to inspire the publishing of major writers including W. B. Yeats, Sean O'Casey, John Maynard Keynes, Charles Morgan, Hugh Walpole, Margaret Mitchell, C. P. Snow and Rumer Godden.

The brothers' publishing talents were not confined to literature. Their vision led to the creation of enduring copyrights such as Nature (1869), the renowned Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1877) and Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy (1899).

An ambitious expansion programme was initiated in the late 1960s when Harold Macmillan retired from politics after his term as prime minister and became chairman of the company. Serious academic, educational and literary publishing was followed by significant growth in reference programmes and college textbooks as well as educational and scientific journals. New international opportunities were grasped and publishing operations were set up in Japan, Mexico and the emerging markets of Africa and Asia.

Nowadays Macmillan is one of the largest and best-known international publishers in the world, operating in over 70 countries.

The Macmillan Group

Pan Macmillan is part of the Macmillan Group, which operates in over 70 countries worldwide. 

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and format. U.S. publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin’s Press, and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.


Pan Macmillan is a trading division of Macmillan Publishers International Limited:

Macmillan Publishers International Limited

Registered and incorporated in England and Wales under Company Number: 02063302

Registered Office:

Cromwell Place
Hampshire International Business Park
Lime Tree Way
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I am a bookseller and I would like to order books from you

Please email webqueries@macmillan.co.uk with the name of your business and the books you would like to order and we will get back to you.

I have a query about a competition hosted on panmacmillan.com

Please email webqueries@macmillan.co.uk with your question.

I have a question about one of your audiobooks

Please email audiobooks@macmillan.com

I have a rights or permissions request for one of your adults’ books

Requests to reuse content from Pan Macmillan (adult titles only) are now being processed through PLS Clear - please visit http://www.plsclear.com/ 

For all adult rights enquiries, please email adultrightsquery@macmillan.co.uk 

I have a rights or permissions request for one of your children’s books

If you have a query relating to permissions requests for either text or images, please email childrenspermissions@macmillan.com and give the title, author, ISBN, and, where relevant, the excerpt/image you wish to use, of the book you are enquiring about. We receive an enormous number of permissions requests and therefore ask that you allow 3 months for a response.   If you have a query relating to translation, film or theatre rights, please email childrensrightsquery@macmillan.co.uk

I have found a fault with one of your ebooks

If you have found a fault with one of our ebooks please email details of the problem, as well as author and title details, and the ISBN, to ebooksqueries@macmillan.com.

I have found a fault with one of your titles

Please email details of the problem, as well as author and title details, and ISBN if possible, to faults@macmillan.co.uk. We aim to reply as quickly as possible to all queries, but please allow 28 days before following up on your query. 

I want to contact one of your authors or illustrators

We are unable to give out our authors' and illustrators' contact details, but we're more than happy to pass messages on to them. You can either email your message to webqueries@macmillan.co.uk or post it to us, addressed to the author in question, at:   6 Briset Street London EC1M 5NR Tel: 0207 038 5000    Please note that we can't guarantee a response from our authors.

I would like to report an incident of online piracy of a book, ebook, recording or program

Any piracy issues or queries should be sent to piracyreports@macmillanusa.com. You can also fill in the web form at www.panmacmillan.com/piracy-report if you prefer. The team respond to all reports, firstly with confirmation that they have received the email and whether or not it is a valid infringement. If it is, they will also confirm that a takedown notice has been sent. Secondly, when something has changed; the infringement has come down, or if the site doesn’t respond, they will let you know what additional steps they are taking.

I would like to request a special format of one of your books for a student with disabilities

Please email adultrightsquery@macmillan.co.uk with your request.

I would like to submit a manuscript or proposal to Pan Macmillan

Unfortunately Pan Macmillan, Picador and Macmillan Children’s Books do not accept unsolicited manuscripts or proposals. All our submissions come via literary agents. You can find lots of information on how to get an agent to represent you at www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers; there are plenty of writing tips there too. If you are trying to get poems published, it's also a good idea to submit individual poems for publication in poetry magazines and journals. The exception is our science fiction and fantasy imprint, Tor Books, which does accept unsolicited submissions. You can read the submission guidelines here. Please send all submissions to TorUKSubmissions@macmillan.com. This is also where you should send any questions you have about the process. Make sure you read the guidelines before you submit your work. Our sister company, Pan Macmillan India, accepts some unsolicited submissions. You can find full details here: http://panmacmillan.co.in/SubMission.aspx.

I’m a blogger, please can you send me books to review?

Like most publishers, we have a group of bloggers we send our books to for review. If you would like to join the group, there are some basics we’d like you to be able to show: - You must have your own blog, or be a guest writer for an established platform. (Unfortunately, this does not include Goodreads, Amazon reviews or similar). - We usually only consider bloggers who have at least 1000 followers on Twitter – but we will also look at your engagement levels as a measure and as such consider bloggers with fewer followers if engagement is high. If your audience is on Facebook rather than Twitter, don’t worry, we will also take this into account by looking at your number of likes and engagement on individual posts. - We can only send out review copies in the build-up to, and immediately after, publication. There may be some exceptions to this but it’s rare that we’ll be able to send out books that aren’t current. - If we approve you to be added to our blogger list, we ask that you send us proof of your reviews so that we can keep it on our records (we also like to show your reviews to the authors). It is best if this in the form of a link. - If you don’t fit these criteria at the moment, it doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear from you! We are really keen to help members of the online community grow their platforms so please stay in touch with us via Twitter and Facebook, and let us know if you feel your audience has grown so that you now meet our requirements. For adults’ books, please send your request to publicity@macmillan.com. For children’s books, please email childrensbooks@macmillan.co.uk.

I’m looking for a book that you publish but I can’t find it

All of our books currently in print can be found on our website; you can search by author, book or ISBN.

If you can’t find a title that you think we publish it is probably for one of these reasons: -It is out of print -The book’s publication date is more than five months away -We don’t publish the book. You can quickly find out the publisher of any book by searching for it on Amazon and scrolling down to the Product Information section. If it does say Macmillan / Pan / Pan Macmillan / Picador / Tor / Macmillan Children’s Books and you can’t find it on our website, it will be either because of one of the two reasons above, or it will be published by our sister company, Macmillan US. You can search their website at http://us.macmillan.com/

I'd like to do work experience at Pan Macmillan

Work experience provides an opportunity for young people to be introduced to working life through carrying out a range of tasks with the emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience.

Pan Macmillan offers one or two-week placements on an ad-hoc basis, dependent on what we can accommodate within the business. Work experience is unpaid, although we do reimburse an amount towards travel and lunch expenses.

To be eligible for a work experience placement at Pan Macmillan you must be 18 or over and you must not have carried out a work experience placement with Pan Macmillan in the past. Due to the high demand for work experience, we are only able to offer one placement per person.

We advertise work experience opportunities on our website.

I'd like to work at Pan Macmillan

We advertise all current positions on our group website http://jobs.macmillan.com/. Unfortunately we do not accept speculative applications.