on Self Publishing Advice:
The moment you receive an email from a publisher or licenser pitching you for a potential rights deal, is an exciting moment.
While there are also lots of scammers in the world, there are also many genuine publishers and licensers out there who really do want to partner with you.
Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi team looks at what you should do when you’re approached by an overseas publisher.
As soon as you achieve success as an indie author, you’re going to be approached directly regarding foreign rights or other rights deals as–unless you have an agent–you are the point of call for your books.
This might feel odd at first. You might instinctively think it’s a scam, as we’re so used to doing things independently, with no help or support. This post will help you weed out the scam from the genuine deal and tell you what to do when you’re approached by an overseas publisher or other rights buyer.