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A Checklist for Foreign Rights Deals, Part 2: Distribution Contracts

Some books travel well, even in their US English-language editions. An Arkansas real estate practice book won't be one of them, but any number of other subjects are far less provincial and would interest a large audience of people who speak English as a second language. Books about science, medicine, management, finance, and, as it happens, English as a second language seem to travel especially well, as do children's books.

A Checklist for Foreign Rights Deals: Part 1, Translation and Adaptation Licenses

Foreign rights deals offer an often underexploited but potentially lucrative opportunity for independent publishers. They can add 10 percent or more to your revenue, and since no direct costs are associated with two of the three ways you can exploit foreign rights, much of that revenue flows directly to your bottom line.

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