Sales & Rights

National Geographic books are available wherever books are sold.

We reach retailers and wholesalers through our distributor Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade publisher, and through our excellent international partners. Our in-house Sales and Rights team also provides opportunities for special sales, custom publishing, rights licensing, permissions, and more.


Check out our latest catalogs for more information about our books.

If you are a retailer or wholesaler in the United States or Canada and would like to become an account, contact Penguin Random House via mail or phone at:

Penguin Random House Customer Service
400 Hahn Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 1-800-733-3000

For information on our sales and distribution in the United Kingdom, please visit Simon & Schuster UK. For our children’s books, visit HarperCollins UK.

For English language sales outside of the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada, please contact:

Penguin Random House, Inc.
International Department
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 1-212-829-6712

Special Sales
We offer select additional services through our in-house sales team, including but not limited to:

  • Custom publishing projects
  • Sponsored books
  • Bulk purchases for corporate sales, premium gifts, authors, etc.

For queries or more information, please contact our Sales team at

School and Library Sales
National Geographic books are available through your regular wholesaler. Visit our Librarians & Educators page for additional resources.

Rights Licensing

We offer a variety of content licensing options, including but not limited to:

  • Foreign English and translation rights
  • Audio and other derivative media rights
  • Film and TV rights
  • Serialized excerpts
  • Reprints, condensations, etc.

For queries or more information, please contact our Rights team at:

National Geographic Book Rights
1145 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036


A permissions contract is required to reprint or reproduce material from any book published by National Geographic. Please be aware that we charge fees for the use of National Geographic Books content, and we do not provide a fair use assessment. For more information on U.S. Copyright Laws and Fair Use, please visit

We accept permissions requests via email or regular mail, but regret that we cannot accept requests made by phone. Please note that due to high volume, our response time is approximately 8-10 weeks. Frequent follow-up, missing information, and duplicate requests will delay the processing of your request.

We also provide electronic files for visually-impaired or learning-impaired students.

Please include the following information in your request:

  • Title, author, ISBN, and specific page numbers of the National Geographic book.
  • Your complete contact details.
  • The intended use of the content, including how it will be used, as well as any available details about the final product such as title, author, publisher, publication date, estimated total usage (e.g., print run or view count).

For queries or more information, please contact our Rights team at:

National Geographic Book Rights
1145 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Classroom Photocopying/Electronic Course Content

Copyright Clearance Center
Academic Permissions Customer Service
222 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 1-978-750-8400 / Fax: 1-978-750-4470

Requests to photocopy entire out-of-print books for educational purposes may be directed to National Geographic Book Rights.