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How Authors Sell Publishing Rights by ALLi

Want to know how to make more money from your books without writing another word?

Receiving regular royalties is only one revenue stream for your books. There are so many others.

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If you’re an indie author but haven’t explored the opportunity of selling film, TV, audio and translation rights to your book, you’re leaving money on the table.

There are so many other rights that you can sell too, such as video games, merchandising, large print, audio and many more.

This book covers them all and shows you how to approach the decision-makers, what they’re looking for, and what to expect when discussing the license or ‘sale of rights’ for your book. It even includes sample contracts that you can adapt for your own use.

After reading How Authors Sell Publishing Rights, you’ll know how to pitch, negotiate and close a sale, as well as how to work with literary agents and global publishing companies, how to make the most out of book fairs, and how to keep track of your rights.

These days the publishing landscape is rife with fantastic opportunities to maximise the revenue from each and every one of your books.

If you’re happy to miss out on other lucrative revenue streams, this book isn’t for you.

If, however, you want to learn how to maximise your income as an indie author, you can’t afford not to read this simple to follow guide.

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It covers how to pitch, negotiate and close a sale with producers, literary agents and global publishing houses, how to manage book fairs and other sales trips, and how to keep track of your rights business.

Covering financial, relationship and legal aspects, and focussing particularly on audiobooks, TV and film, and translation, How Authors Sell Publishing Rights shows how the publishing landscape for authors is transforming and yielding unprecedented opportunities.

This is the how-to book for authors who want to understand and confidently sell publishing rights.

Self-publishing guide for Authors
Publication: 10 February 2016
224pp; world rights available. Contact: Toby Mundy of TMA 

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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, IPR Licence. All of these — like all our services — are free to members.

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