Episode 9: Rights

In our last episode we talked all about contracts — what part of the creative process you get one in and how to look at them to figure out if you have a deal that you want. In this episode, we talk about rights — both how they work in contracts themselves, and what a publisher does with the rights that you sign over to them after you finalize your contract.

We’re excited to talk to Miriam Miller from the publisher Holiday House about being a Subsidiary Rights Manager, what that job is like, and what’s involved in selling rights for things like translation and media (like selling a book — often only the beginning of the process).

Alison Wilgus is a writer, editor and cartoonist; her comics have been published by First Second, Dark Horse, DC, Del Rey and Nickelodeon Magazine, and she’s currently working on a graphic novel duology with Tor.

Gina Gagliano is the Publishing Director of Random House Graphic, Random House’s dedicated imprint for comics for kids and teens, and has worked with organizations like the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and the Toronto Comics Art Festival to coordinate programming and media.

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