Selling Foreign-Language Rights


When you write a manuscript, you are creating a Work. The Work may be published in several different formats (editions): hardcover, softcover, audiotape, eBook, magazine condensation, newspaper serialization, movie, translations, etc. These are called “subsidiary rights.” By having your book translated into other languages, more people will benefit from your message, you … [Read more...]

Selling English-Language Books in China

The Chinese are obsessed with English. Up to one fifth of the population (260 million people) is learning the language. Gordon Brown, the British finance minister, observed on a trip to China in 2005, in two decades China's English speakers will outnumber the native English speakers in the rest of the world. The appetite for English language materials seems insatiable. It is … [Read more...]