Sounds True Permissions for Limited Use of Content

Sounds True content in any physical or digital format, including books, audio, and video programs may not be reproduced, in part or in whole, in any media format, without express written permission from Sounds True, Inc.

This includes, but is not limited to, the use of any text (regardless of length of excerpt), chart, figure, table, image, or audio or video recording.

Permission must be obtained even in cases where there is no intention to charge for the work in which the copyrighted material would be contained.

Permissions Request Process:

Sounds True accept permissions requests ONLY by email at

In your request email, be sure to include the following product details:

  • •The book or program title, author(s), ISBN, and if possible the product code (see at the bottom of the product page)
  • •The exact page numbers or time codes of the excerpt being requested for use
  • •A specific description of the purpose, audience (type and size), and context in which the material is intended to be used
  • •Requestor’s name and complete contact information

If more information is required to complete your request, the Permissions Manager will contact you directly for more information.

Responses to permissions requests take 4–6 weeks after complete request information is received.

Note: Translation, republishing, narration, or filming of complete Sounds True works are not simple permissions requests. These types of requests require rights licensing and must be submitted in writing to the Contracts Manager to initiate the appropriate steps (see below for more).

Foreign and Domestic Licensing Requests

Sounds True products have been translated into numerous languages from English, including French, German, Danish, Dutch, Catalans, Estonian, Hungarian, Romanian, Croatian, Polish, Russian, Czech, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hebrew.

Sounds True licenses the contents of certain products, in part or in whole, to foreign publishers who produce faithful translations of the works and offer our titles in their own markets; Sounds True does not print or sell these translated materials directly.

Sounds True also offers rights licensing options for domestic use and distribution in the United States.

Contact us at for further details about licensing a Sounds True product for foreign translation, or for domestic use or distribution in the United States.

As with standard permissions requests, please include the pertinent product details as indicated above in the Permissions Request Process.