Master of Science in Publishing


Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science in Publishing degree at Pace University

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Literary agents have found that foreign rights sales are profitable and can amount to a significant increase in their bottom lines. This is especially true with an agency that has a reputation for selling foreign and translation rights and has connections with industry people around the globe. This thesis examines how an agency can start selling foreign rights, how to negotiate a good deal and how an agency makes sure the authors and the agency receive the profits promised to them, and how the trends in selling foreign rights have shifted over time.