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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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?
Rongu seraa, the Japanese equivalent of bestselling backlist, means the odds are heavily stacked against new foreign bestsellers finding readers in Japan.
With digitization offering authors new opportunities faster that publishers can take advantage of them, long book contracts grow increasingly unattractive.
Petra Hardt, Foreign Rights Director at Berlin’s Suhrkamp Verlag, has written ‘Rights: Buying. Protecting. Selling’ to help publishers make the best choices.
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.’
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senior Editor Lauren Wein is a champion of international writers and looks for writers from unexpected sources.
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.
Q&A with Adibah Omar, Project Manager at the National Book Council of Malaysia
Beth Kephart writes about how Ruta Sepetys’ novel Between Shades of Gray became an international bestseller.