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Selling Foreign Book Rights

Selling Foreign Book Rights

Selling the rights to your books can be a lucrative business, putting local versions of your books in the hands of readers all around the world. With rights@pubmatch powered by RightsLink, you can make your book's rights available for sale from your PubMatch profile, allowing buyers to purchase rights based on your terms, growing your income streams, and in many cases, creating new income streams!

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[email protected] is the first automated rights selling system, allowing you to make titles available for rights transactions with little up-front work!

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Dictate prices for rights by language, territory, format (paperback, hardcover, ebook or audio) and length of the deal!

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[email protected] provides you a fully executed contract--no legal department needed

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Swap out the standard [email protected] contract for your own if you choose

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Reactivate dormant backlist titles for rights sales and create a whole new income stream without interrupting your current rights-selling attempts through sub-agents and at book fairs!

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Indicate sub-agents that represent individual rights, and if they sell on [email protected], the agent can still receive their standard commission*

The process to detail your rights is simple:

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From the [email protected] management menu on your member homepage, choose [email protected] setup

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Then confirm your contact information is up to date, and tell us how you want to get paid (check or bank transfer)

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Decide to use our contract or your own (and note the helpful hints we provide if you're using your own contract

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Create multipliers for different formats and contract lengths. The multipliers will tell the system to increase the amount you'll receive for a specific format or length. For example, if you value hardcover twice as much as paperback, put "1" for paperback and "2" for hardcover. To negotiate each deal as it comes, put the letter "M" instead of a number.

  • Putting the letter M means you'll be contacted with the potential buyer's information. After researching the potential buyer, then you'll be able to assign a price and complete the contract

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Once you've created your multipliers, you'll be able to detail individual rights available for individual titles or groups of titles that have all the same rights available.

  • Choose the language, exclusivity, territory, formats available (choose one or all), contract lengths available (choose one option or many), and other contract terms like print run and royalty percentage
  • The base price you assign will be your minimum price (or your multiplier of 1) and will go up based on your multipliers and what formats you've made available

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Your rights will be available for sale within 48 hours and you can start selling immediately after they're live!

*Add sub-agents to your profile using the Rights Contact Management tool from the Title Management menu on your PubMatch member homepage.

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