Macmillan Publishers has announced that teachers may post readings of books online, as long as you follow their guidelines, explained below.

Macmillan Content Use Guidelines for Teachers, Librarians, and Parents

With many schools around the country closed, and more closing daily, Macmillan wants to support teachers, librarians and parents as they work to keep their students and children engaged with reading and learning via virtual classrooms and other forms of remote learning.

During this emergency and when their schools are closed, we have no objection to (1) teachers and librarians live streaming or posting videos reading our children’s books to their students, provided it is done on a noncommercial basis, and (2) authors live streaming or posting videos reading their children’s books, provided it is done on a noncommercial basis.

Reporting

We ask that all educators, librarians and booksellers please notify us via email (addressed to press.inquiries@macmillan.com ) when you post or stream a story time or read-aloud video or live event, providing the following information:

  • Name and address of the library, school, or store
  • Title, author and ISBN of the book that is read
  • Contact information for the individual responsible for the reading
  • The educational or social media platform on which the video or live event is posted or held and a link to that video or live event
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