Rights People is a full service rights agency with agents in London, Toronto, and New York. Our clients include book packagers, publishers and literary agents in the UK, US, Europe, and Australia. We are a business to business agency and we work with literary agents and publishers with multiple authors. We regularly attend the book fairs in London, Bologna, New York and Frankfurt, and we make several sales trips each year to territories around the world. We sell directly to publishers in most territories, and we work with trusted co-agents in China, Japan, Korea and Russia. Our sales approach is a personal one. We find the best home for every book we represent and we provide a comprehensive service to all our clients, including contracts, cash collection, and royalty reporting.
After completing Centennial College’s Book & Magazine Publishing program in Toronto, Canada, Alexandra began her publishing career as an editor at Working Partner Ltd in London before developing their rights department. Now based in Toronto, Alexandra has worked in rights for more than a decade and is a regular speaker at industry events. Alexandra is a Director of Rights People. firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in New York City, Allison joined the Rights People team as a Director in June 2009. Allison handled all international rights for Alloy Entertainment and was previously a literary scout with Barbara Tolley & Associates. She has worked in children’s publishing for over 15 years and has been an active volunteer for Girls Write Now, and she’s currently on the advisory board for Library For All. AllisonH@rightspeople.com
Rachel joined Rights People in 2009 after relocating to London from California to study for a PhD in history. email@example.com
Charles has enjoyed a career of over thirty-five years in trade publishing. Before joining Working Partners he was Managing Director of Hodder Children’s Books and was on the Board of Hodder Headline. International trade, both export and rights sales, comprises a large part of his experience. As well as overseeing the selling activities of the Rights People team Charles also looks after the finance, contracts and admin functions that are so important in building a successful rights firstname.lastname@example.org
Harim started her rights career at KCC in Korea, where she worked as an associate agent in the children’s division for three and a half years. She joined Rights People in 2012 after moving to London from Seoul. HarimY@rightspeople.com
After five years of studying publishing in Italy, Claudia moved to the UK for its notoriously good food and weather – and for one more MA in Publishing. Having found her love in Rights and everything copyright, she spent two years specialising in illustrated military history and fashion books. Claudia has now left the green pastures of Oxford to join Rights People as a Rights Executive in their London office.
Charlotte started her rights career at Puffin Books where she worked for eight years, latterly at Rights Director. After a move to Melbourne, she set up the rights business for Hardie Grant Egmont, a dedicated children’s publisher and Egmont joint venture. Charlotte gave up the beach life in Australia to move back to the UK and joined the Rights People in 2017.
Hannah Whitaker began her career at The Orion Publishing Group working across the adult lists, selling commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and colour books. She has worked in publishing for nineteen years and joined Rights People in August 2016 to expand the business into adult books. She handles translation rights throughout the world, and UK and Commonwealth rights. She is based in London.