Bringing Books Back, Part 2: When Authors Want to Republish

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February 2014
by Linda Carlson
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(SEE ALSO: Part 1 and Part 3)

As you know from Part 1 of this series (January), some IBPA members have created perennial bestsellers from titles that had languished with their original publishers, having met the challenges of acquiring rights from companies that are still active, acquiring rights held by companies that closed long ago, and acquiring rights from companies that had merged with other companies.

Rights challenges also confront authors who want to republish books of their own that are no longer being sold and that they believe can still attract readers.

Of course, digital printing and e-publishing options make it relatively easy to become your own publisher in terms of production and digital distribution, but there can be lots to learn about  reacquiring the rights….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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