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Why Foreign Rights are a Big Deal for Small Publishers

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At Berrett-Koehler Publishers foreign rights sales account for 10% of revenue, much of it from backlist, and are rewarding both financially and culturally.

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Has Transparency Made Book Scouts More or Less Important?

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Does the increased flow of information negate a book scout’s competitive advantage or make whatever edge they can give a publisher all the more important?

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Why Foreign Bestsellers Often Fail in Japan

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Rongu seraa, the Japanese equivalent of bestselling backlist, means the odds are heavily stacked against new foreign bestsellers finding readers in Japan.

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What is the Appropriate Term for a Book Contract?

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With digitization offering authors new opportunities faster that publishers can take advantage of them, long book contracts grow increasingly unattractive.

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A Self-Help Rights Guide for Independent Publishers

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Petra Hardt, Foreign Rights Director at Berlin’s Suhrkamp Verlag, has written ‘Rights: Buying. Protecting. Selling’ to help publishers make the best choices.

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Foreign Rights Directors in France: The Advantages of Being Foreign

Four foreign-born French rights directors discuss the differences between working abroad and in Paris, where the job is ‘more important, more stimulating, and there’s more responsibility.’

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‘Every Book is a Leap of Faith’: HMH’s Lauren Wein on Int’l Literary Publishing

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senior Editor Lauren Wein is a champion of international writers and looks for writers from unexpected sources.

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Graphic Novelist Alex de Campi Uses Kickstarter to Sell Print, Film and Foreign Rights


Graphic novelist Alex de Campi is using Kickstarter to raise $27,000 to fund production of her latest project, including selling print, film and foreign rights.

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National Book Council of Malaysia at Center of Malay Rights and Licenses Business

Q&A with Adibah Omar, Project Manager at the National Book Council of Malaysia

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Between Shades of Gray: The Making of an International Bestseller

Beth Kephart writes about how Ruta Sepetys’ novel Between Shades of Gray became an international bestseller.

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