Buying Book Rights? Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

Whether you are an author or an independent publisher, keep in mind that book publishing—in its very core—is a business. You need to understand how book publishing rights work in order to thrive in this industry. Book publishing rights, book royalties, and intellectual property rights (which include translation rights and film rights, among others) are some of the major considerations book publishing companies look at when determining a book’s potential profitability and viability in the market. These are essential concepts you should fully understand when planning to buy book rights. If you are someone looking to enter the book publishing... Read More

What is a Literary Agent and Why Do You Need One?

To aspiring writers who are new to the world of professional book publishing, literary agents may seem like parasites, taking cuts off their hard work all for the seemingly simple task of showing their manuscript to some publishers. But this couldn’t be more wrong. It is easy to make such an assumption about literary agents if you are new to the industry and have no idea how it works. In reality, however, a good agent can be a god-send to a struggling author who has tried everything but still hasn’t gotten published. If you are wondering exactly what an agent... Read More

Finding A Literary Agent You Can Work With

Now that you have finished your book, your next step should be to find a literary agent—    someone who can act on your behalf when dealing with publishers and other parties involved in promoting your work. The easiest way to do this is to use PubMatch.com, the world’s first international book rights network. It’s easy to run a literary agent search on PubMatch. Simply create an author account and post your book, then search its database of publishers and literary agents searching for new titles or looking for fresh new talents to represent. Joining PubMatch.com is a great way to... Read More

Tips to Find the Right Independent Book Publishers

You have probably heard horror stories about how hard it is to find a book publisher these days. Some authors take many months—even years—to find the right fit. The good news is that you don't have to be one of them. Sign up today for PubMatch.com to get access to independent book publishers who work in your genre. Whether you are a new author or a veteran who has been published multiple times, you will find PubMatch to be useful in building business relationships essential to turning your manuscript into a real book—and ensuring that it reaches a wide audience.... Read More

Best Guide on How to Get a Book Published

Writing a book is definitely an accomplishment, but getting it published is just as hard. It takes a lot of determination and persistence to get break into the publishing world. In order to get your masterpiece on the shelves, you will need to find a book publisher, understand how the publishing industry works and prepare a thorough plan. If you are wondering how to get your book published, here are a few pointers to begin with: Research the market and define your audience Firstly, you will need to define your market. Think about who your intended readership is. Understand the... Read More

5 Reasons why self-publishing a book may be a good idea

Transitioning your book from your desk to the bookshelves is a lot of work. But, if that's your dream, you will need to do what it takes! Traditionally, contacting publishing houses and talking to literary agents was your only way to go. Trying to impress publishers and agents is quite a task and often takes a really long time. But today, self-publishers are more popular and many have found it to be very convenient too. Here are five reasons why self-publishing a book may be a good idea: You retain all the copyrights In traditional publishing, you need to give... Read More

7 Tips for Pitching to a Literary Agent

Every writer needs to be a smart marketer too, because along with writing a book, a writer needs to take care of a lot of other things like contacting a publishing house, finding a literary agent, and preparing the marketing material and lots more. Attending a writer’s conference or an agent pitch session could be a great chance to get an agent for your book and eventually a book contract! If you are planning to pitch to a literary agent in person, there are a few things that you need to understand thoroughly. So, after your literary agent search is... Read More

PubMatch at BookExpo America

BookExpo America kicks off May 27th at 1:30 for two and a half days of exciting business and opportunity for the North American and International publishing industry.  PubMatch will be on hand throughout the entirety of BEA, participating in a variety of components of BookExpo America, including: Booth 1850: PubMatch homebase is where you'll have the opportunity to meet the PubMatch team, and see the new and improved [email protected], launching at BookExpo America! International Rights Center: PubMatch is the official sponsor of the IRC, where agents and publisher rights departments meet to conduct the very business that gets books acquired.  Come by... Read More

We’ve Upgraded Our Rights Reporting Capabilities

Part of knowing what rights you own--so you can sell them--is knowing what rights you don't own. But sometimes all of that information exists in the ether rather than in your database. So we've decided to upgrade the type of information you can include in your PubMatch profile for rights you've already sold, so you can have that information at your fingertips at all times When adding or editing a title to your PubMatch databse, if you choose to enter rights not available, you'll now be able to detail the language, territory and formats sold, who they've been sold to... Read More