Hendrickson Publishers FAQs

About Hendrickson Publishers
What is the vision and purpose of Hendrickson Publishers?
Hendrickson Publishers has a strong history of producing outstanding academic, trade, and reference books at a reasonable price.

Through our academic publishing program, we seek to meet the publication needs of the religious studies academic community worldwide with works on the Hebrew Bible and Hebrew language, ancient Near Eastern studies and archaeology, New Testament and Greek language, biblical theology, Judaism, patristics, church history, historical theology, practical theology, and religion and culture. Hendrickson is also delighted to be partnering with the German Bible Society, the premier publisher of original language Bibles.

On the trade end, Hendrickson is pleased to offer a greatly expanded Bibles publishing program, including a wide variety of print, audio and DVD Bibles. Our products include books on Christian living topics, Biblical studies and reference works for both pastors and the thoughtful layperson, devotionals, and many of the Christian classics.

Hendrickson Publishers is committed to excellent customer service, with next-day service available, and hassle-free returns.
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Where can I purchase Hendrickson Publishers titles?
Our products can be purchased through a local Christian bookstore or online.
Rights and Permissions
Thank you for seeking permission to use Hendrickson Publishers material. Please consult the following guidelines concerning our policy. Your observation of copyright law and consideration of the labor that Hendrickson and its authors invest in each work are appreciated.
I would like to gain permission to make copies of some pages from a Hendrickson Publishers book. Whom should I contact?
For permission to reproduce material from a Hendrickson Publishers title or for translation and publication rights, please submit your request in WRITING VIA SURFACE MAIL, FAX, OR E-MAIL:

Hendrickson Publishers
Rights and Permissions
P.O. Box 3473
Peabody, MA 01961-3473 USA

FAX: 978-573-8146

E-MAIL: rights@hendrickson.com

How long might it take to receive a response regarding my request?
Please allow at least 30 business days for a response. All inquiries will be handled in the order received.
What is your rights and permissions policy?

If the original material was published in the United States 75 or more years ago (“public domain”), it can be used without permission from the current publisher. In some cases Hendrickson holds the rights to the typesetting of such materials. In that event, Hendrickson grants educational and other not-for-profit institutions permission to photocopy these materials free of charge for the use of their own constituents. They should be correctly cited, including author, title, copyright date, and publisher.

Copyright protection remains in effect irrespective of a book’s out-of-print status. Please check with Hendricksons Customer Service Department at orders@hendrickson.com to determine availability. In some cases retailers such as Christian Book Distributors www.christianbook.com will have stock when Hendrickson Publishers no longer does.


Educational Uses

If you wish to use Hendrickson material in a course-pack, electronic or otherwise, or in other educational (i.e. conference, seminar) settings, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at www.copyright.com.
Use by Not-for-Profit Organizations
Hendrickson Publishers hereby grants churches, parachurch organizations, synagogues, and other not-for-profit organizations permission to use material from publications copyrighted by Hendrickson Publishers in their Sunday bulletins, newsletters, and other short-term non-book publications free of charge within the following limits: the paragraphs quoted must not amount to a complete chapter of the Hendrickson material or account for fifty percent (50%) of the total work in which they are quoted. Notice of copyright must appear in the work as follows: "[Title] by [author], copyright [date] by Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody, Massachusetts. Used by permission. All rights reserved."
Use in For-Profit Published Works
Hendrickson materials may be quoted and/or reprinted up to and inclusive of 250 words without express written permission of the publisher, provided the paragraphs quoted do not amount to a complete chapter or other stand-alone (such as an entry in a devotional book or collection of stories or sermons) of the Hendrickson material or account for fifty percent (50%) of the total work, individual chapter, or stand-alone in which they are quoted. Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page of the work as follows: "[Title] by [Author], copyright [date] by Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody, Massachusetts. Used by permission. All rights reserved."

If you are interested in reproducing or incorporating more than 250 words from a Hendrickson resource, please contact the Rights and Permissions Department, Hendrickson Publishers, P. O. Box 3473, Peabody, MA 01961-3473, rights@hendrickson.com. In your request, please include the following information:

• title, author/editor, and ISBN of the Hendrickson work from which the copyright material is to be taken
• exactly what copyright material is to be used, including page numbers and word count
• proposed title of your work
• your publisher’s name—you must have a publisher before permission is granted
• format in which your book will be published (i.e. paperback, hardcover, electronic)
• territory in which your book will be distributed (i.e. U.S., Canada, world)
• print run, proposed retail price, and publication date
• your name, address, e-mail, and phone numbers

Are there any jobs available at Hendrickson Publishers?
To inquire about job openings at Hendrickson Publishers, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Hendrickson Publishers
Attn. Human Resources
P.O. Box 3473
Peabody, MA 01961-3473

Do you use freelance editors? If so, how can I be considered?
Most of our editorial and proofreading needs are met in-house and through freelance people who have worked for us for some time. It is rare for us to add someone new to the list, but we would be glad to see your resume. You may send it to:

Hendrickson Publishers
Attn. Editorial Department
P.O. Box 3473
Peabody, MA 01961-3473

Getting Published
Hendrickson Publishers is committed to the publication of outstanding Christian books and we are honored by the many writers who have approached us with their book ideas. However, at this time we are no longer accepting unsolicited manuscripts or book proposals. As a result, please be aware that we will not be able to respond to your query or "pitch" letter, and we will not be able to return any unsolicited book proposals, manuscripts, or other materials to you.