on Author Imprints:
It’s easy to put off obtaining a rights reversion from your publisher. Perhaps you’re not sure who to contact at the publisher because your former editor is no longer working there. Maybe you’re not sure exactly what to ask for or what to do with your rights once they’re reverted to you.
Asking for your rights and starting down the road of self-publishing a backlist can be overwhelming. But breaking down the project into smaller tasks makes the job manageable.
First off…is it worth it to get your rights back from a publisher? Yes.