Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin announced new licensing arrangements during the COVID-19 Pandamic. Please read the following information carefully as there are actions involved if you want to read aloud their books in an online environment
Guidelines on Virtual Read-Alouds
Teachers or librarians wishing to create virtual read-alouds are permitted to do so at no charge within a closed platform for your use only, for non-commercial use only, and as long as the video is removed after a limited time (30 days) and you acknowledge the author and publisher, Allen & Unwin. Unfortunately, we cannot grant permission for these videos to be posted publicly to YouTube at this time. Please confirm this is agreeable by sending an email HERE with your email address, role, the book you will be reading, and what platform you plan to do the reading on.
You can find teacher resources for Allen & Unwin books here.
Many of Fremantle Press books are available and read by some really fun people at Storybox Library
All Fremantle Press books have teachers’ support material available on their website.
Penguin Random House
Guidelines for recording/streaming books for both schools and libraries until 31st August 2020.
Guidelines for both schools and libraries for the duration of COVID-19
NOTE in the reporting guidelines Scholastic Australia state: “We will respond to confirm that Scholastic Australia publishes the selection you have chosen. Please keep in mind, that affiliate publishers such as Scholastic Inc in the US and Scholastic Ltd in the UK have their own guidelines in place.”
The School Library Journal has a comprehensive list of publishers offering limited read aloud licenses, each with their own terms and conditions.