We provide a complete rights service to literary agents, handling the submission, negotiation, contracts, payments, and royalties for their books. With an unparalleled network of contacts in the children’s publishing industry, we are able to offer global rights coverage. We are happy to read titles before a primary publisher is contracted and advise on rights potential in different territories.
We offer a full rights service to publishing houses who don’t have an in-house rights department and who don’t want to rely on a scattered network of different subagents in every territory. We work very closely with our publisher clients to maximise the international sales potential of their books.
We also offer publishers a selection of some of the best fiction for children from around the world. Many publishers would love to be able to publish a more diverse list of books, but lack the resources, languages and time to be able to fully consider texts for translation. Rights People not only selects the best fiction on offer from different publishers around the world, but we provide translation samples and are able to facilitate the translation process on behalf of the publisher. We can also assist in finding and applying for grants and subsidies available for works in translation.
We are always looking for new translators. Please get in touch if you have experience with literary translation and have an interest in children’s books.
Maternity and Interim Cover Service
We are now offering a new maternity and interim cover service. We can provide cover for six months onwards for any member of your rights team in any territory. All we need is for you to provide us with the material!
We sell directly to publishers in most markets, and so we are a one-stop shop for rights services – creating catalogues and sales materials for clients, submitting material directly to publishers, negotiating sales and drafting contracts. We are also able to maintain your relationships with any specific sub-agents you might use. With seven experienced rights people working for you, we can provide seamless cover for you whilst your team member is on leave – and assist them in an easy transition back to work as well.
We can provide references for our previous maternity and interim cover work on request.