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#1 jobryan


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:50 PM

A small press has exclusive US rights to a novel of mine. Would a prospective publisher in the UK be bothered by that? A little? A lot? Is it unrealistic to hope for a bigger deal at a larger publisher there, with representation? What are the variables?


Any experiences involving US-to-UK publication would be helpful, really.



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:05 PM

First North American rights are for North America. It's your story, and you have the right to sell it in the U.K. I'd recommend you look at the agreement you signed with the small press. If it doesn't say anything, then you're well within your rights to sell it to a publisher outside of the U.S.


You're listed as agented, so you may want to double check with your agent, but I'd imagine that they're aware of what you can and can't do and also whether you should or not.

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