#LoveOzLit: Tony Park on the complexity of international publishing rights

Tony Park on what he wished he first knew about publishing

Tony Park offers some practical advice I’m not sure aspiring writers even think about: international rights. 

Pretty mundane right? But in the grand scheme of making a career and money to live on, it’s kind of something you have to think about. I mean, searching for publishers on Goodreads versus Google is an eye-opener when you’re trying to find the publisher in Australia. I had always assumed that would have been sorted out when an author sold their manuscript, but noooo, it’s so much more complicated than that.

Have you ever thought about the mundane stuff like international publishing rights?

1 Comment

  • Kelly says:

    I must admit, I haven’t a clue when it comes to publishing right and just assumed that an agent sorts all the legality aspects of your contractual obligations. When an author signs on with one publisher, does that initial publisher have more rights than say, the international publisher / publishers I wonder. Really interesting discussion Verushka, would love to learn more about it <3

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