But it is a little more complicated than that. There are numerous revenue generating opportunities when you write a book. Today we will talk about territory rights. These are important deal points and are always negotiated along with advances and royalties. Sometimes publishers merely export the existing book and have it distributed in foreign markets. No licensing rights are involved in this situation, but there is still an opportunity to negotiate the royalty on books for export. Obviously all languages other than English. One of my clients has books translated into 29 languages, some of them he has never heard of. This is the right to publish or license the publication of books throughout the world.
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Making the Most of Unused Audio Rights: Currently, about one hundred thousand books are published each year, and fewer than five thousand of them are produced as audiobooks. The aim of ACX is to turn this growing stockpile of rights into a creative and financial opportunity. So, if you think you have audio rights to a book, or would like to please double check your contract or talk to your agent , then read the rest of this:. Every publishing agreement is different and not every publishing contract will contain such a proviso, but below we outline some of the scenarios you should consider and discuss with your agent. Bundled rights?
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Audio books have expanded their reach as people more and more listen to books on their phones, tablets and other electronic devices. Most audio books begin as printed books or ebooks; publishers contract other companies to produce audio versions of their books, though some publishers produce their own audio books. The royalty structure varies depending on the type of agreement.
To obtain the audio rights on a book, you first have to learn who has the rights: the author, the literary agent or the print publisher. I have found that answering inquiries from individuals is not high on the agenda for some large print publishers. You may wish to start by querying the author about the rights. Like all other facets of your voice-over business and marketing, your research into audio rights may require persistence. Once you have the audio rights and are ready produce the recording, you also have to consider how you want to distribute the book. Will it be on-line, on CD or both? Books on CD require additional planning and money for the packaging.