What to Do When You’re Approached by an Overseas Publisher – by AskALLi Team…

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.

Continue reading HERE

4 thoughts on “What to Do When You’re Approached by an Overseas Publisher – by AskALLi Team…

  1. Thanks John for your informative article. I have reblogged with the following comment:
    My book Ethics of a Psychic Reading has been available since 2012 and for the past few years I have been woken out of my slumber by phone calls from ‘literary agents’, and company representatives. They offer me sponsorship for radio & television appearances, displaying my book at international book fairs. They have the ear of big publishing houses and will pitch my book to them – all for a ‘reduced’ fee. The calls are insistent and numerous, followed by emails. This article by John Doppler is essential reading for all authors.

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  2. Reblogged this on Suzanne Newnham's blog and commented:
    My book Ethics of a Psychic Reading has been available since 2012 and for the past few years I have been woken out of my slumber by phone calls from ‘literary agents’, and company representatives. They offer me sponsorship for radio & television appearances, displaying my book at international book fairs. They have the ear of big publishing houses and will pitch my book to them – all for a ‘reduced’ fee. The calls are insistent and numerous, followed by emails. This article by John Doppler is essential reading for all authors.

    Liked by 1 person

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