SPF-080: How to Sell Your Foreign Rights – with Orna Ross

The paradigm shifts in publishing have opened doors for authors. And sometimes caused challenges for those authors who have lost rights to a trad publisher and now want them back. Orna Ross, Founder and Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, talks to James about these issues, how authors can approach getting lost rights back, what it takes to sell rights in foreign territories, and what to be aware of when doing so.

This week’s key highlights:

  • Valuing your intellectual property and selling foreign rights
  • How to go about selling foreign rights and what to watch out for
  • The factors that will affect the sale of your foreign rights
  • The importance of understanding what you’re selling
  • How to approach getting rights back if you’ve lost them to a trad publisher that has changed hands or gone under

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

WEBSITE: The Alliance of Independent Authors

BOOK: How Authors Sell Publishing Rights

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