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Selling subsidiary rights an insiderʼs guide by Thomas Woll

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Published by Fisher Books in Tucson, Az .
Written in English



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  • Copyright licenses -- United States -- Popular works.,
  • Authors and publishers -- United States -- Popular works.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementThomas Woll.
GenrePopular works.
LC ClassificationsKF3020.Z9 W65 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 203 p. :
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL46389M
ISBN 101555611966
LC Control Number99045144

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“Subsidiary rights” usually refer to the right to exploit the book in other media. Pretty much any use of the book other than to sell copies of the book is a subsidiary right. Some lawyers would call these “derivative works” but in the literary world, they are subsidiary rights. Some examples include: Serial rights Author: Brandon J. Huffman. Selling subsidiary rights is an excellent opportunity to get exposure for your book. For publishers, all the risk is generally up front—they pay you, and until they actually see how the book does in the marketplace, they don’t know for sure whether they’re going to make a return on their investment.   And the publisher’s subsidiary rights team? They collect their paychecks whether they sell a book or not. The success or failure of an individual title matters little. That’s not the story for an agency, however. The agency gets paid only when it sells rights, so it works to keep the focus on older titles even when adding new ones to the list. In exchange for making the book club arrangement, the publisher collects 50% of the money paid by the book club, and the author gets 50% of the money. Subsidiary rights fall into two different groups: “primary” and “secondary”. In general, publishers reserve all primary subsidiary rights to themselves.

Selling rights to your book to other countries in other languages or in other venues besides books is a terrific way to reuse your hard work and make money without having to do any more work. Amy Collins joined us for this training session to tell us what Subsidiary Rights are and how self published authors can sell their rights. Royalties for e-book rights (on net receipts) will be higher than for print edition • Many western publishers will want extra subsidiary rights, e.g. the right to sublicense within their territory, serial rights to newspapers etc: you should • Useful books: Selling Rights, 7/e (, Routledge. Subsidiary rights are negotiable in a book contract and will cover such potentially valuable rights as movie, film, videotape and audiotape rights, electronic rights such as CD ROM publishing, translation rights, book club rights, foreign rights etc. Subsidiary rights may be retained by the author so that the author's agent can negotiate.   PRIMARY AND SUBSIDIARY RIGHTS. Primary rights and secondary or subsidiary rights are the two main categories of rights in a book publishing contract. Although these terms are used frequently they do not have precise definitions; however, traditionally primary rights include only those rights the publisher specifically intends to use. For the.

  Selling book club rights can be either lucrative or costly for a press and can involve straightforward, standard arrangements or more complicated, unusual deals. In a standard deal, book clubs request exclusive rights in a specified territory for a defined period of time, usually five to ten years. pp; world rights available. Contact: Toby Mundy of TMA Buy here now ***** Note: The Alliance of Independent Authors has a number of rights services in place for its members, including a dedicated literary agent, representation at London and Frankfurt Bookfairs and Book Expo America, and one-to-one consultancy from digital rights platform. Let’s say you write a manuscript in English and you’re asked to sign an agreement for worldwide rights to the book in that language. The publisher with subsidiary rights could then sell those rights to a UK publisher, an Australian publisher, and any other English market around the world. Writing tip.   Strategies and advanced planning for selling rights at book fairs. The different ways authors have had success with body, spirit books lend themselves to merchandizing. Lots of children's books, obviously, other illustrated books particularly. The list of subsidiary rights is growing all the time, and this is an area that is growing and is.