News for Authors

Ask the Sub Rights Teams [Infographic]

by Andrea Bachofen|August, 2013

The demand for licensing rights for our authors’ books continues to grow with the expanding global marketplace.  When an editor acquires a new book, subsidiary rights become a negotiating point discussed with the literary agent.  The Subsidiary Rights groups create additional revenue streams for our authors by licensing the rights granted by agents to our authors’ works. The rights we offer can potentially include English-language reprint rights, foreign-language translations, audio versions, book club editions, pre-  and post-publication magazine excerpts (known as first and second serial rights); and occasionally performance rights (for film, television, or stage adaptations). Read more

Bertelsmann Backs Digital Start-Ups

August, 2013

Are you familiar with Food52, BarkBox, or American Reading Company? These innovative emerging companies share something in common: Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), the venture capital arm of Bertelsmann, has made investments in all of them. BDMI takes minority equity stakes in early-stage companies on the digital media landscape in North America and Europe.  With offices in New York and Berlin, BDMI has its radar attuned to new companies that show entrepreneurial and game-changing promise, and can benefit from Bertelsmann’s worldwide network of diverse businesses. Read more

Ready, Set, Shoot! Express Yourself with Instagram Video

August, 2013

Instagram addicts will be happy to learn that the platform recently added a video feature. Now there’s more than one way to express and promote your interests on the Facebook-owned platform used by more than 130 million people. Read more