ALREADY AN IBPA MEMBER? Great! Simply log into the "members only" area of the IBPA website to download a current copy of the IBPA Membership Benefits Handbook containing all the information you need to take advantage of each IBPA member benefit.
The IBPA member benefit
IBPA members can download a sample translation rights licensing agreement (current IBPA member login required) as a tool for developing a contract for licensing foreign and translation rights
from a U.S. publisher to a foreign publisher when the U.S. publisher controls foreign and translation rights to a work.
The agreement, last updated in September 2020, has several blanks for various key terms (including advance, royalty rate, first printing, term, and territory) that will need to be negotiated by the parties, agreed upon, and filled in appropriately BEFORE signing. All blanks must be filled
in or crossed out.
Although many of the terms and conditions in the sample agreement are fairly standard, every contract is subject to negotiation. In any case, you should satisfy yourself that the contract is suitable for your purposes before using it. Please be aware
that IBPA is not in a position to offer legal advice, and you should consult with a publishing attorney of your choice to make sure that the contract is suitable. It is recommended that the contract be sent to the foreign publisher for signing and
then returned to the U.S. publisher for counter-signing.
About the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
IBPA's mission is to lead and serve the independent
publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA's vision is a world where every independent publisher has the access, knowledge, and tools needed to professionally engage in all aspects of an inclusive publishing industry.