Sub rights

subsidiary rights

rights that you/your publisher can sell beyond publication rights

What sub rights might I/my publisher be able to sell?

  • audio book rights
  • foreign rights
  • dramatic/film rights
  • merchandising rights
  • book club rights
  • probably some more that I don’t know about

How will I know if these rights sell?

Your editor or agent will let you know. Check your contract–if your agent retained rights for you, then it’s up to your agent to sell those rights on your behalf. If your publisher was given rights, they will owe you money when they sell those rights, according to the terms of your contract.


Author: Parker Peevyhouse

Parker Peevyhouse is the author of the YA novel WHERE FUTURES END (Penguin/Dawson 2016).

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