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

Frankfurt Book Fair Happenings

With The Frankfurt Book Fair just around the corner, we wanted to take this opportunity to get excited about all the great things PubMatch has going on at Frankfurt this year! Rights Catalogs Done Easy: Even before you get onsite in Frankfurt, you'll probably be thinking about the rights catalogs you'll need to bring and the follow up you'll have to do. Well, we've been thinking the same way, so we've been working hard to revamp our catalog generation tool! Premium PubMatch members can make as many catalogs as they want right from their PubMatch profile, and now they can... Read More

Introducing [email protected]!

  For close to two years, we've been working behind the scenes with help from our friends at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to create a tool on PubMatch that makes it a one-stop shop for all things rights. We are very happy to announce that at the London Book Fair in less than two weeks, you'll finally be able to see the fruits of our labor! Allow us to introduce [email protected]: a complete turnkey system for selling rights from anywhere in the world, to anyone in the world! [email protected], powered by CCC's RightsLink system is the first system of its... Read More

Introducing The PubMatch Bookshelf!

We are very excited to announce that we're partnering with The London Book Fair in launching an official exhibit at the 2014 LBF called The PubMatch Bookshelf!  Formerly The New Title Showcase, the PubMatch Bookshelf is an exhibit for publishers and authors to display their books at the fair, making them available to be seen by the entire audience at LBF who are all interested in rights!  Each print book will be displayed face out, with ebooks being displayed on large monitors.  Information for each title will be housed in the exhibit's catalog, along with each company or author's contact... Read More

How Many of you Are There?

About a week ago, we returned from the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest and most active book fair in the world.  When we refer to the "activity" of a book fair, it's in part referencing the traffic on the show floor, the number of people attending, the number of conversations had, etc.  But for a fair like Frankfurt, one of the biggest gauges for activity is the  number of rights transactions taking place.  A rights transaction refers to the signing of a contract from a rights holder (or representative of the rights holder) to a buyer who is purchasing the... Read More

Rights Catalog on Your Website

PubMatch's Rights Catalog Creation Tool is one of the most popular tools on PubMatch. Simply put, people have told us that the tool has saved them literally days of work--whether while prepping for a major book fair, or recapping information from a meeting--the ability to have a formatted way to send title data has been more than well received. When you create a catalog on PubMatch, it's a great way to share information with other PubMatch members, or with anybody who will eventually receive a copy of the rights catalog. However, it occurred to us that pre-arranged meetings, book fairs... Read More

New Partnership with Alliance of Independent 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... Read More