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Tornado Publishes It Was Only a Moment Ago

Korean Publisher Buys Rights to Bill Hablitzel's It Was Only a Moment Ago

Mary Claire O'Neal's Becoming What You Want to see in the World: The Art of Joyful Living Appears in Dutch

The Boss Sells Again

Wholesale Contracts from London

Korean Language Rights Sold to Novel

Kenneth Knight's A Special Theory of Relativity to Be Published in the Spanish Language

Dying Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Appears in an Indian Edition from Better Yourself Press, Mumbai

The Magdalene Mandala to Appear in Bulgarian

New Young Adult Fiction, Philosophy Translations

Russians To Publish Australian Business Book

Random House Germany Publishes Translation of Dying Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Stories of Healing and Wisdom Along Life's Journey

Becoming What You Want to See in the World Published in Spanish

Interview with South African Publishing Director Kerneels Breytenbach

The Rights Center At BookExpo America: An Interview with Ladislav Senkyrik

Stephen Wolinsky?s Work Begins to Appear in Czech

New Spanish Language Edition of Briefs for Building Better Brands

Pustak Mahal Begins to Publish the Works of Roger Fritz in India

We've Got to Start Meeting Like This

Germans Publish 50 Ways to Read Your Lover

New Age Books - New Delhi, India

Japanese License Rights to Empowered by Empathy / Germans Buy Manuscript

Czechs Buy Rights to Journeying, Where Shamanism and Psychology Meet

Volvox Globator Buys Czech Rights to Biography of The Real Winnie The Pooh

Oesch Verlag acquires Anne Seagraves' Daughters of the American West.

Edizioni Voland buys Italian rights to Richard Crasta's The Revised Kama Sutra; Latvian edition to follow later this year

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Hello!

Throughout the days ahead, as our work on the upcoming fairs permit, I'll add what I hope is useful commentary on the international book business.

If you have any sepecial questions of general interest that you'd like us to address, please email them to us. We'll do our best to post a response here to share with everyone. This is a new feature that we've added to our website today and hope that you'll find it useful.

My best,

Loris Essary


A Promising Start to the Book Year in Spring 2012

We returned from the April London Book Fair with numerous distribution offers in the areas of Autobiography/Biography; Economics and Finance; Fiction; Health and Alternative Health; History; International Affairs; Mind/Body/Spirit; Religion; Self-Help; Space; Spirituality; and Women and their unique issues/opportunities.

The London Fair also proved useful for us by extending agency contracts into the growing lucrative market of mainland Chinese translation rights, as well as expanding our contacts for Taiwan.

Before leaving for London, we also put together a deal for a reprint edition in the Czech language for Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation by Stephen Buhner with publisher Volvox Globator of Prague.

Spring is a much more sparse season for international contracts than the fall with Frankfurt. With spring deals still under discussion, our feeling is that Frankfurt in October will go much farther beyond the recovery it made from worldwide economic issues last year.

2012-07-08 11:57:16


A Belated Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2012

We’ve spent almost all of January up to now on contracts resulting from our fall work. We do, though, want to extend our best wishes to all of you for a happy, safe and prosperous new year.

Based on Frankfurt in October, it would seem that the international book industry is coming out of the worldwide economic doldrums of the past two years and building towards moving at full speed once again.

We expect the April London Fair to reconfirm this. Especially since this year’s fair should be the last at the beloved Earls Court Exhibition Hall location. The property has been sold for redevelopment and will be raze following completion of the summer Olympics during which Earls Court will host the volleyball competition. Losing Earls Court should bring even more editors and publishers to the fair than were among the 23,000+ book professionals who attended last year. Earls Court has proven an easy and ideal location at which to do business.

Once again, happy new year!

Loris

2012-01-27 10:07:21


The 2011 London International Book Fair Appears Headed towards Record Attendance

Participant space in London’s International Rights Centre sold out before New Year’s.

We’re fairly certain that space in the IRC since relocation to the Earls Court venue remained available up to the beginning of each year’s fair. The rush to participate in this year’s fair is something of a record for London.

Publishers at Frankfurt in October predicted that something like this would happened, given the numbers excluded from last year’s London Fair by travel prohibitions caused by the Icelandic volcano eruptions and May’s BEA not picked up many of those excluded. This Frankfurt Fair was certainly far busier than that of 2009. The increase in business reflected the beginning of a turn around in many of the world’s economies.

The 2011 London Fair looks to be the newest beneficiary of this upswing in international book business.

It’s still possible to register with International Titles for London. Information and registration information appears on our home web page. The deadline to register for the London Fair is March 12th.

We’re excited about prospects for London this April and strongly recommend that you have your book there to take advantage of these increased opportunities.

2011-02-13 21:59:02


We Lost Another Friend Today

Susan Bright, author and publisher of Plain View Press here in Austin, passed away this morning as the result of ovarian and liver cancer.

We’d known and worked with Susan for more than thirty-five years.

Her own writing always bore reading as well as the work of others that she published. Susan had a special commitment to helping women find audiences for their work.

Now would be a special time to discover her work or to read it yet again.

2010-12-29 18:21:18


Stephen Wolinsky’s Czech Edition of Quantum Consciousness Goes Royalty Positive

Paprsky, Dr. Stephen Wolinsky’s Czech publisher for his psychology books has just informed us that their edition of Quantum Consciousness has gone royalty positive.

Congratulations, Stephen!

2010-07-25 07:20:56


Kenneth Knight’s A Special Theory of Relativity to Be Published in the Spanish Language

Ediciones de Intervención Cultural S.L. (Barcelona, Spain) has just agreed to a contract to publish Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Special Theory of Relativity in the Spanish language.

The sale came through International Titles’ partner agency Eulama Srl in Rome, Italy.

We’re obviously delighted with this result for Kenneth and will post notice of Spanish publication on our web page when it occurs later in the year.

Previous rights sales for Kenneth's book include the areas of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

2010-07-09 13:07:01


Registration for the 2010 London International Book Fair Has Ended / Frankfurt Begins

The fair begins in just a few weeks and fine-tuning our marketing will take up the time remaining before we leave. Work and promotion for the 2010 Frankfurt Fair will begin in full early in May.

It is possible to register for the 2010 October Frankfurt Fair now. Where possible, all new Frankfurt registrations will receive early, additional marketing in our post-London follow-up to potential buyers. Shortly after we receive your Frankfurt registration, we’ll return our Frankfurt packet telling you what we need by email.

Thank you for your support at London. We look forward to working with you in Germany in the fall.

2010-04-02 08:12:52


International Titles to show Gus Leodas’ new novel THE FORGOTTEN MISSION, A WORLD WAR II COLD-CASE MYSTERY at the 2010 London International Book Fair

Mr. Leodas’ first novel UNSAFE HARBOR now appears in the German language in a translation (Hafen der Angst) from publisher Delius Klasing through a connection made by International Titles at the 2006 Frankfurt Book Fair.

Please inquire at the International Rights Centre reception desk about an appointment time to meet with an International Titles representative at the April 19-21 London Fair to discuss Mr. Leodas novels or any of the other fine books we’re taking to this year’s event.

2010-04-02 08:10:03


Rethinking Amazon’s Kindle

We’ve never been personal enthusiasts of e-books. They don’t offer what’s important to us for our private reading experiences.

For the occasion of a family birthday this week, however, I discovered that Amazon has written an application that allows Kindle books to download wirelessly and be read on Apple iPods and iPhones.

Christmas brought a new generation iPod to the family. Trying out a Kindle book for it was a no-brainer for the birthday. While an evaluation of individual expectations/fulfillment of reading an e-book on an Apple handheld device is still pending, one thing is immediately clear: it’s super-convenient to have a book with you pretty much all the time, especially without needing to purchase an additional and larger, less convenient device.

Given the number of iPods and iPhones in use, you might want to look again at offering your book formatted for the Kindle through Amazon.

2010-02-26 07:42:31


Happy New Year to You All

May 2010 be especially peaceful and prosperous for you as well.

Our new year has begun well. We’ve just sold rights for an Indian edition of Ivan Burnell’s Living in the Unlimited Universe (Beech River Books, Center Ossipee, NH) to St. Pauls / BYB (Mumbai, India). The BYB edition will also be sold in parts of Africa.

Next up for us is the London International Book Fair, April 19-21. You can find information about our London work at the 2010 fair link above.

We appreciate your support in past years and look forward to working with you throughout this new one.

2010-01-11 10:15:50


There Is Still Time to Register for Frankfurt—and You Should

Many of you have been wondering if this is a bad year to send your books to Frankfurt because of the current economic situation. That’s certainly a fair and relevant question.

We’re pleased to tell you that it’s an excellent year to send your books to the German fair.

Our appointments list now includes such publishers as German Random House (both fiction and non-fiction), as well as a number of Bertelsmann imprints across Europe.

They all tell us that they’re coming to meet with us, looking for books to buy.

There is still tome to register with us for the Frankfurt Fair, though not a lot of time to do so.

One final note here: this seems to be an especially good year for fiction in terms of our already-scheduled appointments.

2009-09-02 09:37:57


For Those of You Planning on Attending the Frankfurt Fair

Please be aware that the German Value Added Tax (their sales tax) has risen to 19%.

This tax applies to hotels, restaurants and many travel necessities.

Ouch!

2009-08-25 13:19:39


Our Offices Will Be Closed from June 9th through July 5th

For some of us, however, this year’s annual leave will be a working break. We’ll be at the Cape Town Book Fair, to be held June 13th-16th. Our work for Frankfurt resumes the first week of July.

2009-06-07 22:08:09


We’re Off to London!

Our offices are now closed for the 2009 London International Book Fair. They’ll reopen on Wednesday, April 29th at 10 AM CST.

The book selection we’ll be showing at LIBF 2009 (April 20-22) is outstanding. Our thanks to the publishers and writers who submitted them. Congratulations.

One good omen: the weather forecast for the fair days promises temperate and dry (by London standards) days. Last year’s fair occurred over days filled with rain and aseasonally cold even for a London April. Everyone sweltered through pretty much intolerable heat for the 2007 Fair.

Once back, we’ll post a London report as soon as we can. Then we move on to work for Frankfurt.

2009-04-14 12:55:45


Gerard Kuiken’sThe Original Gita to Appear in Indian Edition

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (P) Ltd. of Delhi is publishing a sub-continent edition of The Original Gita, Comments and word for word Sanskrit Translations. Author and translator Gerard D.C. Kuiken is a native of The Netherlands and divides his time between that country and Santa Barbara, CA.

The Original Gita is now available for the first time in English. It discusses the science and spirituality of Life. It contains 209 verses compared to the 700 verses of the Mahabharata Bhagavad Gita. Of these, 319 verses correspond with the 209 of the Original Gita.

Gerard has graciously arranged that all royalties from the new edition be paid to one of India’s most important charitable organizations, the Vimala Thakar Book Fund.

The Original Gita was first published in English by OTAM Books, Den Hagg, The Netherlands.

2009-02-07 09:39:15


St. Pauls / BYB Takes Our Stock

More accurately, General Editor Father Joseph Thenasseril will sign contracts for three of our titles from the 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair.

The books taken by the Mumbai publisher are:

Dying Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Stories of Healing and Wisdom Along Life’s Journey by William E. Hablitzel, M.D. (Sunshine Ridge Publishing, Blue Creek, OH);

Power of Positive Doing Ivan Burnell, author (International Personal Development, Center Ossipee, NH);

Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living written by Mary Claire O’Neal (River Birch Publishing, Lexington, KY).

The licenses cover India, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria.

2009-02-07 08:54:08


Mainland China Publishers Guests of Honor at Frankfurt in 2009

The organizers of the Frankfurt Fair select a different country each year to be ‘Guest of Honor’ at the event.

Besides the many cultural events featuring the guest country, this designation means that far more publishers than usual from that country attend the fair.

China is a rapidly expanding and increasingly lucrative market for sales of English language books.

The October 2009 Frankfurt Fair is an ideal opportunity for you to enter the Chinese market, especially since those Chinese publishers attending are exactly the ones with the editorial desire and financial means to buy international rights.

2009-02-06 09:01:40


The New Year Continues Well

Today’s UPS shipment (January 20th) brought first copies of Ansata Verlag’s Sterben war das Beste was mir je geschalt, Wie Schicksalsschlägeein Leben heilen können.

The new edition is a translation of Dying Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Stories of Healing and Wisdom Along Life’s Journey written by Dr. William E. Hablitzel, published in the U.S. by Sunshine Ridge Publishing of Blue Creek, OH.

International Titles sold German rights to Ansata last year.

Ansata Verlag is an imprint of Random House, Germany.

2009-01-20 16:19:06


Happy New Year!

All of us at International Titles want to take this opportunity to wish you the very best for this still young new year: may yours be especially peaceful and prosperous.

Having a blog at one’s disposal is a great idea. The technology that creates blogs, however, doesn’t always seem to come with the time to use them.

The last several months of 2008 were really busy for us. A lot of work went into extending our working relationships with other literary agencies worldwide and into launching an export program to South Africa that we mentor for books published by independent U.S. publishers and English language publishers from other countries that hold stock in North America.

2009 has started well with the signing of a contract with Uitgeverij Christofoor (Zeist, NL) for a Dutch language edition of Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living by Mary Claire O’Neal (River Birch Publishing, Lexington, KY).

With the contract, we’re well back up to speed and headed on to the London International Book Fair in April.

2009-01-20 10:41:33


Italians Buy Young Adult Novel

Giunti have just purchased Italian translation rights to GreeHee, The Journey of Five, the first book in Michele Avanti’s five-volume Tales of Tamoor saga. The remaining four books are set for option. Tales of Tamoor are published by GreeHee Publishing, Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

2008-07-31 13:18:10


German Random House Rights Buy

Ansata Verlag, within the Random House Germany group, will publish Dying Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Stories of Healing and Wisdom Along Life’s Journey written by William E. Hablitzel, M.D. in the fall of 2008.

International Titles and Ansata agreed on terms over the weekend.

Sunshine Ridge Publishing (Blue Creek, OH) publishes the U.S. edition.

Previously, Australia/New Zealand rights, Korean rights, Taiwan (complex Chinese rights) and Turkish rights have been sold to Dr. Hablitzel’s book.

2008-02-05 10:48:44


Roger Fritz Continues to Sell in International Markets

International Titles over the years has sold a number of licenses to the 49 self-help/management books written by Roger Fritz, former president of Willamette University in Oregon, and founder and president (1972) of Organization Development Consultants, Naperville, Illinois.

We’re pleased to announce today that a Turkish language edition of Roger’s Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained will appear later this year from Aritan Yayinevi, Istanbul, Turkey.

2008-01-25 19:27:45


Business and Philosophical Works to Appear in India, Mexico

Pustak Mahal, Delhi, has bought rights for India to an additional business titles from Tom Butler.

We have sent a contract to Delhi for Tom’s books Managing a Sales Team and Succeeding, Business Skills Press, Vero Beach, Florida.

Traveling with Tom’s contract is one for God Does Not Play Dice: The Fulfillment of Einstein’s Quest for Law and Order in Nature by David Shiang. David’s book will appear in the States from Open Sesame Productions, Lexington, Massachusetts.

Earlier, Pustak contracted for Smart Selling! Your Roadmap to Becoming a Top Performer and Winning Business from Difficult Competitors, A Marketer’s Guide, also Tom Butler’s books.

All books are scheduled to appear in their Indian editions early this year.

We have also just licensed Tom Butler's Winning Business from Difficult Competitors, A Marketer’s Guide to Panorama Editorial, S.A. de C.V, Mexico City, for a Spanish language edition.

Earlier, Panorama bought Spanish language rights from us to Tom's book Profitable Trade Show Exhibiting

2008-01-25 13:50:34


Our Children’s Titles Begin to Appear in Korea as Well

Parkmulgwan Publishing House, Seoul, has offered a contract for the young adult title Seven Stories To Live By: Inspired by Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents, written by Lora Ann. Lora Ann’s book is published by Like Minds Press, Boulder, Colorado.

We have had Lora Ann’s book in our marketing work since the 2006 Frankfurt Fair.

2008-01-25 13:32:54


Korea Begins to Publish Our Business Titles

Readers & Leaders, an imprint of Bookstory Publishing Co., Seoul, has purchased the Korean language rights to Leaders Wanted: Now Hiring! 12 Kinds of People You Must Find, Seduce, Hire and Create a Job For authored by Leandro Herrero.

Mr. Herrero’s book is published by meetingminds, Beaconsfield, Bucks, United Kingdom.

International Titles offered Leaders Wanted for the first time at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

2008-01-25 13:24:30


Korean Offer for New Leaders Wanted

Seoul publisher Reader & Leader has just made an offer for the book New Leaders Wanted: Now Hiring! 12 Kinds of People You Must Find, Seduce, Hire and Create a Job For written by Leandro Herrero.

Mr. Herrero’s publisher is our Frankfurt client meetingminds from Beaconsfield, Bucks, United Kingdom.

Information on our work at the 2008 Seoul International Book fair can be found via the upper left link on our first web page.

2007-12-22 08:22:49


Portuguese Edition Goes into Fourth Printing

We’re sometimes asked how long international royalties are paid once an author or publisher begins to receive them.

In 1994, we sold Portuguese language rights for The Science and Art of the Pendulum: A Complete Course in Radiesthesia by Gabriele Blackburn (Idylwild Books, Ojai, CA) to Editora Pensamento in São Paulo, Brazil.

More than twelve years later, Pensamento continues to pay royalties and told us just before this year’s payment that they are taking the book into a fourth printing, insuring that royalties will continue to be paid for some years to come.

2007-09-01 09:28:53


In Memoriam: Jan Nathan

Jan Nathan was the consummate professional.

We gained enormous respect for her because she was unafraid to say there can be problems in the international book market. She identified those problems honestly and objectively. And spoke about them openly when they occurred. Equally, she celebrated and enjoyed the triumphs her PMA members enjoyed because of her international work.

I realize now how long it’s been since we’ve had an end-of-the-day drink at Frankfurt with anyone but our last appointment. The last time that we did, Jan came round to our stand and shared a glass of wine with us. After a sip, I could actually see the effects of a long day of selling fade a bit from her and she laughed. The laugh came out of a non-book fair face. And we began to speak about anything other than the fair and books. I treasured that moment then. Much more so now.

Well done thou good and faithful servant. God give you peace.

2007-08-01 19:11:45


New Rights Offers Arrive from Mexico

Editorial Panorama in Mexico City has just inquired about terms for Spanish language editions of The Art of Falling in Love with Your Time on Earth by Richard Billig (Mannie Billig, Daytona, FL) and Winning Business from Difficult Competitors, A Marketer’s Guide by Tom Butler (Business Skills Press, Vero Beach, FL).

We’ll post an update on sales soon.

2007-07-15 16:21:48


Czech House Buys Rights to Stephen Wolinsky’s Quantum Consciousness

Paprsky of Ústí nad Labem in the Czech Republic have just concluded a contract with us for an edition in their language of Dr. Stephen Wolinsky’s book.

U.S. reprint rights to Quantum Consciousness are also available through International Titles as are rights to many other of his fourteen books.

2007-07-15 16:13:36


Lady Bird

Our offices will be closed on Friday so that we may honor the life of Lady Bird Johnson and pay our respects to her at the LBJ Library,

She was always gracious to our family when we met.

While we grieve tonight, we also celebrate her enormous contributions to our country.

We are especially grateful for her gift of a model of dignity and for her optimism for a common future for people of goodwill everywhere.

God rest her well.

2007-07-11 23:26:01


Additional Offers from Pustak

Offers for two additional titles from the London Fair arrived this morning from Pustak Mahal (New Delhi, India).

Following contract negotiations, we expect new Indian editions to be ready before the Frankfurt Fair (October 10-14) for two books written by Tom Butler:

Smart Selling! Your Roadmap to Becoming a Top Performer and Winning Business from Difficult Competitors, A Marketer’s Guide.

Business Skills Press (Vero Beach, FL) publishes both titles.

2007-05-28 09:27:50


We’re Off to BEA!

Our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, May 31st / June 1st while we are in New York for BookExpo America.

2007-05-28 09:13:44


More Contract Offers Are Arriving from the 2007 London International Book Fair

We are in the process of preparing our article on the mid-April London Fair that will appear shortly elsewhere on this web site. That article will list the offers we received at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre itself.

Now, however, additional contract offers are beginning to arrive as a result of our work at that fair.

Pustak Mahal (New Delhi, India) has just written with offers for two of our business titles from London: Retail Success! Increase Sales, Maximize Profits, and Wow Your Customers in the Most Competitive Marketplace in History! by George Whalin (Willoughby Press, San Marcos, CA) and The Hard Truth About Soft-Selling: Restoring Pride & Purpose to the Sales Profession by George W. Dudley with Dr. John F. Tanner, Jr. (Behavioral Sciences Research Press, Inc., Dallas, TX).

We’re now beginning to negotiate the final terms for these sales.

The dates for the 2008 London Fair, by the way, are April 14-16.

2007-05-28 09:09:02


A Brief Look at the Book Business in Spain

About one-quarter of Spain’s total publishing output is translations. Over half of these are from the English language.

A boom in the Spanish economy and a rise in disposable income has also benefited travel guides while the children’s market has experienced growth, stimulated by the Harry Potter books. Spain is now among the top five producers of children’s literature in the world.

“There is also a nascent market for English language children’s books, thanks to ambitious Spanish parents looking to give their children an edge at school, where English is taught from the age of six.”—Fiona Govan, Spain correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.

Approximately 3,400 publishers produce 70,000 titles annually.

Spain is the country of focus for the 2007 London International Book Fair. Spanish publishers will, however, attend the 2007 Frankfurt Book Fair in far greater numbers.

2007-03-30 10:00:25


Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living to Appear in Latvian

Petergailis Ltd. (Riga, Latvia) will translate and publish Mary Claire O’Neal’s Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living. The English edition is published by River Birch Publishing (Lexington, KY).

The Latvian translation will appear later this year.

2007-02-14 10:51:05


Sales from Frankfurt Continue

Editorial Panorama (Mexico City) has just purchased Spanish language rights to two titles from the 2006 Frankfurt Fair.

Panorama will publish Profitable Trade Show Exhibiting. The Essentials! by Tom Butler (Business Skills Press, Vero Beach, FL) and Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living by Mary Claire O’Neal (River Birch Publishing, LLC, Lexington, KY).

We have also accepted an offer from for a Czech language edition of The Twelve Universal Laws of Success, 2nd Edition by Herbert Harris (Lifeskills Institute, Inc., Wilmington, NC).

2007-01-27 09:15:03


Selling Manuscripts at Book Fairs

I just spoke with a client who asked if International Titles could represent manuscripts as well as published books at book fairs.

Yes, we can and do.

Manuscripts suffer no disadvantage against books. Some buyers prefer them because it gives them the advantage of being the first out of the gate anywhere in the world with a new title.

Selling a manuscript to a publisher in another country can also help you sell it to a U.S. or other English language publisher if your press does not intend to publish it.

For display purposes at a fair, a full copy of the manuscript isn?t necessary (or really desirable; it?s too much to really evaluate during a trade show).

Potential buyers want to see three things: (1) a plot synopsis; (2) a sample chapter (it should be your best since the buyers will use it to evaluate your writing style and ability to grab and hold reader interest); (3) an author bio.

These items should be bound together in this order with a cover page in front providing: (1) the title of the book; (2) the author?s name; (3) the tentative date of the U.S. or English language publication, if planned, and who the publisher will be.

Please make special note that these items must be bound. Simple binding from a copy shop or quick printer is perfectly fine. Unbound manuscripts should never be sent for marketing purposes.

Interested buyer almost always will ask for the complete manuscript in electronic format. If the size of the manuscript permits, sending the manuscript as an email attachment is the preferred means. If this is not possible, then send the manuscript burned onto a CD by U.S. mail, either Global Priority or Registered Air Mail. Except for extraordinary circumstances, it?s not necessary to ever send international materials by expedited commercial delivery services.


The 2011 London International Book Fair Appears Headed towards Record Attendance

Participant space in London’s International Rights Centre sold out before New Year’s.

We’re fairly certain that space in the IRC since relocation to the Earls Court venue remained available up to the beginning of each year’s fair. The rush to participate in this year’s fair is something of a record for London.

Publishers at Frankfurt in October predicted that something like this would happened, given the numbers excluded from last year’s London Fair by travel prohibitions caused by the Icelandic volcano eruptions and May’s BEA not picked up many of those excluded. This Frankfurt Fair was certainly far busier than that of 2009. The increase in business reflected the beginning of a turn around in many of the world’s economies.

The 2011 London Fair looks to be the newest beneficiary of this upswing in international book business.

It’s still possible to register with International Titles for London. Information and registration information appears on our home web page. The deadline to register for the London Fair is March 12th.

We’re excited about prospects for London this April and strongly recommend that you have your book there to take advantage of these increased opportunities.

2011-02-13 21:59:02


We Lost Another Friend Today

Susan Bright, author and publisher of Plain View Press here in Austin, passed away this morning as the result of ovarian and liver cancer.

We’d known and worked with Susan for more than thirty-five years.

Her own writing always bore reading as well as the work of others that she published. Susan had a special commitment to helping women find audiences for their work.

Now would be a special time to discover her work or to read it yet again.

2010-12-29 18:21:18


Stephen Wolinsky’s Czech Edition of Quantum Consciousness Goes Royalty Positive

Paprsky, Dr. Stephen Wolinsky’s Czech publisher for his psychology books has just informed us that their edition of Quantum Consciousness has gone royalty positive.

Congratulations, Stephen!

2010-07-25 07:20:56


Kenneth Knight’s A Special Theory of Relativity to Be Published in the Spanish Language

Ediciones de Intervención Cultural S.L. (Barcelona, Spain) has just agreed to a contract to publish Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Special Theory of Relativity in the Spanish language.

The sale came through International Titles’ partner agency Eulama Srl in Rome, Italy.

We’re obviously delighted with this result for Kenneth and will post notice of Spanish publication on our web page when it occurs later in the year.

Previous rights sales for Kenneth's book include the areas of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

2010-07-09 13:07:01


Registration for the 2010 London International Book Fair Has Ended / Frankfurt Begins

The fair begins in just a few weeks and fine-tuning our marketing will take up the time remaining before we leave. Work and promotion for the 2010 Frankfurt Fair will begin in full early in May.

It is possible to register for the 2010 October Frankfurt Fair now. Where possible, all new Frankfurt registrations will receive early, additional marketing in our post-London follow-up to potential buyers. Shortly after we receive your Frankfurt registration, we’ll return our Frankfurt packet telling you what we need by email.

Thank you for your support at London. We look forward to working with you in Germany in the fall.

2010-04-02 08:12:52


International Titles to show Gus Leodas’ new novel THE FORGOTTEN MISSION, A WORLD WAR II COLD-CASE MYSTERY at the 2010 London International Book Fair

Mr. Leodas’ first novel UNSAFE HARBOR now appears in the German language in a translation (Hafen der Angst) from publisher Delius Klasing through a connection made by International Titles at the 2006 Frankfurt Book Fair.

Please inquire at the International Rights Centre reception desk about an appointment time to meet with an International Titles representative at the April 19-21 London Fair to discuss Mr. Leodas novels or any of the other fine books we’re taking to this year’s event.

2010-04-02 08:10:03


Rethinking Amazon’s Kindle

We’ve never been personal enthusiasts of e-books. They don’t offer what’s important to us for our private reading experiences.

For the occasion of a family birthday this week, however, I discovered that Amazon has written an application that allows Kindle books to download wirelessly and be read on Apple iPods and iPhones.

Christmas brought a new generation iPod to the family. Trying out a Kindle book for it was a no-brainer for the birthday. While an evaluation of individual expectations/fulfillment of reading an e-book on an Apple handheld device is still pending, one thing is immediately clear: it’s super-convenient to have a book with you pretty much all the time, especially without needing to purchase an additional and larger, less convenient device.

Given the number of iPods and iPhones in use, you might want to look again at offering your book formatted for the Kindle through Amazon.

2010-02-26 07:42:31


Happy New Year to You All

May 2010 be especially peaceful and prosperous for you as well.

Our new year has begun well. We’ve just sold rights for an Indian edition of Ivan Burnell’s Living in the Unlimited Universe (Beech River Books, Center Ossipee, NH) to St. Pauls / BYB (Mumbai, India). The BYB edition will also be sold in parts of Africa.

Next up for us is the London International Book Fair, April 19-21. You can find information about our London work at the 2010 fair link above.

We appreciate your support in past years and look forward to working with you throughout this new one.

2010-01-11 10:15:50


There Is Still Time to Register for Frankfurt—and You Should

Many of you have been wondering if this is a bad year to send your books to Frankfurt because of the current economic situation. That’s certainly a fair and relevant question.

We’re pleased to tell you that it’s an excellent year to send your books to the German fair.

Our appointments list now includes such publishers as German Random House (both fiction and non-fiction), as well as a number of Bertelsmann imprints across Europe.

They all tell us that they’re coming to meet with us, looking for books to buy.

There is still tome to register with us for the Frankfurt Fair, though not a lot of time to do so.

One final note here: this seems to be an especially good year for fiction in terms of our already-scheduled appointments.

2009-09-02 09:37:57


For Those of You Planning on Attending the Frankfurt Fair

Please be aware that the German Value Added Tax (their sales tax) has risen to 19%.

This tax applies to hotels, restaurants and many travel necessities.

Ouch!

2009-08-25 13:19:39


Our Offices Will Be Closed from June 9th through July 5th

For some of us, however, this year’s annual leave will be a working break. We’ll be at the Cape Town Book Fair, to be held June 13th-16th. Our work for Frankfurt resumes the first week of July.

2009-06-07 22:08:09


We’re Off to London!

Our offices are now closed for the 2009 London International Book Fair. They’ll reopen on Wednesday, April 29th at 10 AM CST.

The book selection we’ll be showing at LIBF 2009 (April 20-22) is outstanding. Our thanks to the publishers and writers who submitted them. Congratulations.

One good omen: the weather forecast for the fair days promises temperate and dry (by London standards) days. Last year’s fair occurred over days filled with rain and aseasonally cold even for a London April. Everyone sweltered through pretty much intolerable heat for the 2007 Fair.

Once back, we’ll post a London report as soon as we can. Then we move on to work for Frankfurt.

2009-04-14 12:55:45


Gerard Kuiken’sThe Original Gita to Appear in Indian Edition

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (P) Ltd. of Delhi is publishing a sub-continent edition of The Original Gita, Comments and word for word Sanskrit Translations. Author and translator Gerard D.C. Kuiken is a native of The Netherlands and divides his time between that country and Santa Barbara, CA.

The Original Gita is now available for the first time in English. It discusses the science and spirituality of Life. It contains 209 verses compared to the 700 verses of the Mahabharata Bhagavad Gita. Of these, 319 verses correspond with the 209 of the Original Gita.

Gerard has graciously arranged that all royalties from the new edition be paid to one of India’s most important charitable organizations, the Vimala Thakar Book Fund.

The Original Gita was first published in English by OTAM Books, Den Hagg, The Netherlands.

2009-02-07 09:39:15


St. Pauls / BYB Takes Our Stock

More accurately, General Editor Father Joseph Thenasseril will sign contracts for three of our titles from the 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair.

The books taken by the Mumbai publisher are:

Dying Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Stories of Healing and Wisdom Along Life’s Journey by William E. Hablitzel, M.D. (Sunshine Ridge Publishing, Blue Creek, OH);

Power of Positive Doing Ivan Burnell, author (International Personal Development, Center Ossipee, NH);

Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living written by Mary Claire O’Neal (River Birch Publishing, Lexington, KY).

The licenses cover India, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria.

2009-02-07 08:54:08


Mainland China Publishers Guests of Honor at Frankfurt in 2009

The organizers of the Frankfurt Fair select a different country each year to be ‘Guest of Honor’ at the event.

Besides the many cultural events featuring the guest country, this designation means that far more publishers than usual from that country attend the fair.

China is a rapidly expanding and increasingly lucrative market for sales of English language books.

The October 2009 Frankfurt Fair is an ideal opportunity for you to enter the Chinese market, especially since those Chinese publishers attending are exactly the ones with the editorial desire and financial means to buy international rights.

2009-02-06 09:01:40


The New Year Continues Well

Today’s UPS shipment (January 20th) brought first copies of Ansata Verlag’s Sterben war das Beste was mir je geschalt, Wie Schicksalsschlägeein Leben heilen können.

The new edition is a translation of Dying Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Stories of Healing and Wisdom Along Life’s Journey written by Dr. William E. Hablitzel, published in the U.S. by Sunshine Ridge Publishing of Blue Creek, OH.

International Titles sold German rights to Ansata last year.

Ansata Verlag is an imprint of Random House, Germany.

2009-01-20 16:19:06


Happy New Year!

All of us at International Titles want to take this opportunity to wish you the very best for this still young new year: may yours be especially peaceful and prosperous.

Having a blog at one’s disposal is a great idea. The technology that creates blogs, however, doesn’t always seem to come with the time to use them.

The last several months of 2008 were really busy for us. A lot of work went into extending our working relationships with other literary agencies worldwide and into launching an export program to South Africa that we mentor for books published by independent U.S. publishers and English language publishers from other countries that hold stock in North America.

2009 has started well with the signing of a contract with Uitgeverij Christofoor (Zeist, NL) for a Dutch language edition of Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living by Mary Claire O’Neal (River Birch Publishing, Lexington, KY).

With the contract, we’re well back up to speed and headed on to the London International Book Fair in April.

2009-01-20 10:41:33


Italians Buy Young Adult Novel

Giunti have just purchased Italian translation rights to GreeHee, The Journey of Five, the first book in Michele Avanti’s five-volume Tales of Tamoor saga. The remaining four books are set for option. Tales of Tamoor are published by GreeHee Publishing, Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

2008-07-31 13:18:10


German Random House Rights Buy

Ansata Verlag, within the Random House Germany group, will publish Dying Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Stories of Healing and Wisdom Along Life’s Journey written by William E. Hablitzel, M.D. in the fall of 2008.

International Titles and Ansata agreed on terms over the weekend.

Sunshine Ridge Publishing (Blue Creek, OH) publishes the U.S. edition.

Previously, Australia/New Zealand rights, Korean rights, Taiwan (complex Chinese rights) and Turkish rights have been sold to Dr. Hablitzel’s book.

2008-02-05 10:48:44


Roger Fritz Continues to Sell in International Markets

International Titles over the years has sold a number of licenses to the 49 self-help/management books written by Roger Fritz, former president of Willamette University in Oregon, and founder and president (1972) of Organization Development Consultants, Naperville, Illinois.

We’re pleased to announce today that a Turkish language edition of Roger’s Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained will appear later this year from Aritan Yayinevi, Istanbul, Turkey.

2008-01-25 19:27:45


Business and Philosophical Works to Appear in India, Mexico

Pustak Mahal, Delhi, has bought rights for India to an additional business titles from Tom Butler.

We have sent a contract to Delhi for Tom’s books Managing a Sales Team and Succeeding, Business Skills Press, Vero Beach, Florida.

Traveling with Tom’s contract is one for God Does Not Play Dice: The Fulfillment of Einstein’s Quest for Law and Order in Nature by David Shiang. David’s book will appear in the States from Open Sesame Productions, Lexington, Massachusetts.

Earlier, Pustak contracted for Smart Selling! Your Roadmap to Becoming a Top Performer and Winning Business from Difficult Competitors, A Marketer’s Guide, also Tom Butler’s books.

All books are scheduled to appear in their Indian editions early this year.

We have also just licensed Tom Butler's Winning Business from Difficult Competitors, A Marketer’s Guide to Panorama Editorial, S.A. de C.V, Mexico City, for a Spanish language edition.

Earlier, Panorama bought Spanish language rights from us to Tom's book Profitable Trade Show Exhibiting

2008-01-25 13:50:34


Our Children’s Titles Begin to Appear in Korea as Well

Parkmulgwan Publishing House, Seoul, has offered a contract for the young adult title Seven Stories To Live By: Inspired by Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents, written by Lora Ann. Lora Ann’s book is published by Like Minds Press, Boulder, Colorado.

We have had Lora Ann’s book in our marketing work since the 2006 Frankfurt Fair.

2008-01-25 13:32:54


Korea Begins to Publish Our Business Titles

Readers & Leaders, an imprint of Bookstory Publishing Co., Seoul, has purchased the Korean language rights to Leaders Wanted: Now Hiring! 12 Kinds of People You Must Find, Seduce, Hire and Create a Job For authored by Leandro Herrero.

Mr. Herrero’s book is published by meetingminds, Beaconsfield, Bucks, United Kingdom.

International Titles offered Leaders Wanted for the first time at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

2008-01-25 13:24:30


Korean Offer for New Leaders Wanted

Seoul publisher Reader & Leader has just made an offer for the book New Leaders Wanted: Now Hiring! 12 Kinds of People You Must Find, Seduce, Hire and Create a Job For written by Leandro Herrero.

Mr. Herrero’s publisher is our Frankfurt client meetingminds from Beaconsfield, Bucks, United Kingdom.

Information on our work at the 2008 Seoul International Book fair can be found via the upper left link on our first web page.

2007-12-22 08:22:49


Portuguese Edition Goes into Fourth Printing

We’re sometimes asked how long international royalties are paid once an author or publisher begins to receive them.

In 1994, we sold Portuguese language rights for The Science and Art of the Pendulum: A Complete Course in Radiesthesia by Gabriele Blackburn (Idylwild Books, Ojai, CA) to Editora Pensamento in São Paulo, Brazil.

More than twelve years later, Pensamento continues to pay royalties and told us just before this year’s payment that they are taking the book into a fourth printing, insuring that royalties will continue to be paid for some years to come.

2007-09-01 09:28:53


In Memoriam: Jan Nathan

Jan Nathan was the consummate professional.

We gained enormous respect for her because she was unafraid to say there can be problems in the international book market. She identified those problems honestly and objectively. And spoke about them openly when they occurred. Equally, she celebrated and enjoyed the triumphs her PMA members enjoyed because of her international work.

I realize now how long it’s been since we’ve had an end-of-the-day drink at Frankfurt with anyone but our last appointment. The last time that we did, Jan came round to our stand and shared a glass of wine with us. After a sip, I could actually see the effects of a long day of selling fade a bit from her and she laughed. The laugh came out of a non-book fair face. And we began to speak about anything other than the fair and books. I treasured that moment then. Much more so now.

Well done thou good and faithful servant. God give you peace.

2007-08-01 19:11:45


New Rights Offers Arrive from Mexico

Editorial Panorama in Mexico City has just inquired about terms for Spanish language editions of The Art of Falling in Love with Your Time on Earth by Richard Billig (Mannie Billig, Daytona, FL) and Winning Business from Difficult Competitors, A Marketer’s Guide by Tom Butler (Business Skills Press, Vero Beach, FL).

We’ll post an update on sales soon.

2007-07-15 16:21:48


Czech House Buys Rights to Stephen Wolinsky’s Quantum Consciousness

Paprsky of Ústí nad Labem in the Czech Republic have just concluded a contract with us for an edition in their language of Dr. Stephen Wolinsky’s book.

U.S. reprint rights to Quantum Consciousness are also available through International Titles as are rights to many other of his fourteen books.

2007-07-15 16:13:36


Lady Bird

Our offices will be closed on Friday so that we may honor the life of Lady Bird Johnson and pay our respects to her at the LBJ Library,

She was always gracious to our family when we met.

While we grieve tonight, we also celebrate her enormous contributions to our country.

We are especially grateful for her gift of a model of dignity and for her optimism for a common future for people of goodwill everywhere.

God rest her well.

2007-07-11 23:26:01


Additional Offers from Pustak

Offers for two additional titles from the London Fair arrived this morning from Pustak Mahal (New Delhi, India).

Following contract negotiations, we expect new Indian editions to be ready before the Frankfurt Fair (October 10-14) for two books written by Tom Butler:

Smart Selling! Your Roadmap to Becoming a Top Performer and Winning Business from Difficult Competitors, A Marketer’s Guide.

Business Skills Press (Vero Beach, FL) publishes both titles.

2007-05-28 09:27:50


We’re Off to BEA!

Our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, May 31st / June 1st while we are in New York for BookExpo America.

2007-05-28 09:13:44


More Contract Offers Are Arriving from the 2007 London International Book Fair

We are in the process of preparing our article on the mid-April London Fair that will appear shortly elsewhere on this web site. That article will list the offers we received at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre itself.

Now, however, additional contract offers are beginning to arrive as a result of our work at that fair.

Pustak Mahal (New Delhi, India) has just written with offers for two of our business titles from London: Retail Success! Increase Sales, Maximize Profits, and Wow Your Customers in the Most Competitive Marketplace in History! by George Whalin (Willoughby Press, San Marcos, CA) and The Hard Truth About Soft-Selling: Restoring Pride & Purpose to the Sales Profession by George W. Dudley with Dr. John F. Tanner, Jr. (Behavioral Sciences Research Press, Inc., Dallas, TX).

We’re now beginning to negotiate the final terms for these sales.

The dates for the 2008 London Fair, by the way, are April 14-16.

2007-05-28 09:09:02


A Brief Look at the Book Business in Spain

About one-quarter of Spain’s total publishing output is translations. Over half of these are from the English language.

A boom in the Spanish economy and a rise in disposable income has also benefited travel guides while the children’s market has experienced growth, stimulated by the Harry Potter books. Spain is now among the top five producers of children’s literature in the world.

“There is also a nascent market for English language children’s books, thanks to ambitious Spanish parents looking to give their children an edge at school, where English is taught from the age of six.”—Fiona Govan, Spain correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.

Approximately 3,400 publishers produce 70,000 titles annually.

Spain is the country of focus for the 2007 London International Book Fair. Spanish publishers will, however, attend the 2007 Frankfurt Book Fair in far greater numbers.

2007-03-30 10:00:25


Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living to Appear in Latvian

Petergailis Ltd. (Riga, Latvia) will translate and publish Mary Claire O’Neal’s Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living. The English edition is published by River Birch Publishing (Lexington, KY).

The Latvian translation will appear later this year.

2007-02-14 10:51:05


Sales from Frankfurt Continue

Editorial Panorama (Mexico City) has just purchased Spanish language rights to two titles from the 2006 Frankfurt Fair.

Panorama will publish Profitable Trade Show Exhibiting. The Essentials! by Tom Butler (Business Skills Press, Vero Beach, FL) and Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living by Mary Claire O’Neal (River Birch Publishing, LLC, Lexington, KY).

We have also accepted an offer from for a Czech language edition of The Twelve Universal Laws of Success, 2nd Edition by Herbert Harris (Lifeskills Institute, Inc., Wilmington, NC).

2007-01-27 09:15:03



   


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