Dream of selling rights for a cinema or TV documentary? If you have a strong idea, perhaps even a completed and published book, that dream could well become reality. You could pitch your nonfiction book for film or TV – but you need to know a few essentials first.
Self-publishing Author Advice about retaining and selling book rights and negotiating the best author contracts
On this World Copyright Day, ALLi continues to work on development of its Copyright Bill of Rights for the global self-published author in the digital age. ALLi Founder and Director Orna Ross and Communications Manager Boni Wagner-Stafford share this excerpt from their draft and forthcoming Copyright Bill of Rights book, discussing independent authors and copyright, […]
What is copyright exactly? Make sure you grasp the basic principles to ensure you protect and exploit your rights to your intellectual property – your self-published books. Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick provide a clear and helpful introduction.
Like to sell more rights to your books – translation, film, tv, etc – but not sure where to start? First step: read ALLi’s three guiding principles to rights selling to set you in the right direction. From the guidebook by Orna Ross and lawyer Helen Sedwick.
Are you making the most of the opportunity to get your share of the booming audiobook market? Let Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick make a compelling argument in this extract from their guide to authors’ rights.
Are you confident that if someone offered you a rights deal tomorrow, you’d know whether it was worth your while? Here’s an easy way to start skillin up and get savvy enough to build your author business through rights sales – read this post by Orna Ross and Helen Sedwick.
An insightful interview with ALLi director Orna Ross by Howard Lovy sharing valuable advice on how indie authors can make the most of The London Book Fair, and what to expect if you attend.
Do you have an out-of-print or unpublished back catalogue tucked away? Don’t be afraid to get it out and reread it – it may be better than you think, and ideal material for self-publishing, says Ann Richardson, who goes on to offer two cases of her own that have done well.
Ghostwriting as an additional income stream for indie authors – and how to do it successfully
Non-fiction indie author Ann Richardson shares her case study of getting her rights back to two trade-published books