PubMatch is a new initiative, a partnership between the US trade publication, Publishers Weekly, and The Combined Book Exhibit, which aims to connect publishers, authors and agents worldwide to strike rights deals. Bringing the connections and atmosphere of a book fair to a global, year-round accessible platform is their intention and ALLi hopes the integrated portal will give author-publishers crucial exposure and support in the international and subsidiary rights arena. ALLi director Orna Ross said "We are always looking for tools and organisations that can benefit indie authors and selling international and sub rights is always a challenge for all but the biggest of bestsellers. Yet we know there are many small presses all over the world who are interesting in indie work. We hope this service will allow our members to take hold of the international rights scene in a new way, to reach out to agents and publishers abroad and to receive alerts about potential buyers for their book rights." The service also allows the Alliance to put together a rights catalogue of all ALLi members' books, which can be taken to book fairs and other salient events. "Wherever we go, an up-to-date rights catalogue will go with us," says Ross. "This link with Pubmatch supplements our existing arrangement with London-based traditional agency, AM Heath, who will continue to offer representation to selected ALLi members."Welcoming the partnership, Seth Dellon of Pubmatch said: "We're excited to work with another independent author group. We've created a program specifically for ALLi tying all ALLi authors into the same umbrella profile so that not only will ALLi members have access to all of PubMatch's features, but ALLi itself will be able to do even more for their authors."
We are very excited to announce that we've partnered with the Alliance of Independent Authors from the UK to make PubMatch available to their members! ALLi as they're known has developed a reputation as a great resource for authors who have published and who want to publish, and PubMatch is a natural fit for their members. We first met ALLi a the recent BookExpo America, and discussed all of the synergies we could forge together, and I think it's fair to say this is just the start. We look forward to a great relationship with ALLi's authors and their entire team. Here's the press release as published in Publishers Weekly: The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) today announced a new arrangement with PubMatch, the international book rights network. The deal means ALLi members will be able to access the premium range of PubMatch membership services at a heavily discounted rate of just $9.99 annually (usual cost, $79.99).