What Are Subsidiary Rights? And Why You Should Exercise Them

Subsidiary rights refer to transforming your book into other media formats. For example, turning your books into translations, audiobooks, or a movie/television show. Exercising the subsidiary rights for your books is a great way to gain more of an audience!

And that’s where we come in! Hershman Rights Management is a literary agency focused on helping authors branch out into other markets, more specifically foreign, audio, and motion picture. We want to help your book reach new heights! 

Now, here’s a little on how that works…

We represent; indie and traditionally published authors, writers who aren’t yet published, and publishers without in-house subsidiary rights specialists. If you have a book that is already published that you would like to seek representation on, you can send us a submission right from our website with our unique instant approval process. We would love to take a look!

You can also use our contact page to ask any questions.

We have a wide author selection with a variety in genres. And have helped translate books into German, Italian, Polish, French, and much more! 

Some of the audiobook publishing companies we work with include: Tantor, Dreamscape, Podium Publishing, Brilliance Audio, W.F Howes, Audible, and MMB Media!

A notable film project we have is Hallmark Channel’s “The Christmas Club” based on the book of the same title by Barbara Hinske.

In the traditional publishing sphere, we work with Thomas & Mercer (Amazon Publishing) to bring the ZOE BENTLEY series by Mike Omer to life- as just one example. 

We have many new projects in the works, and we can’t wait to share them with you soon!

Take a look at what we do! And start thinking about your subsidiary rights!

*All the links in the post are from projects we have helped put into action.

ITALIAN

GERMAN

THE CHRISTMAS CLUB

https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/the-christmas-club

POLISH

http://www.wydawnictwofilia.pl/Szukaj/?s=denzil

September Audiobooks!

We have a great batch lined up for all you audiobook lovers this month! From romance to thrillers, and dystopian fiction. Check them out, share with a friend, and let us know what you think!

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Get Your Mask On! Fun Literary Inspired Face Masks

The world is changing at our feet. But that doesn’t mean we can’t incorporate some fun into our daily lives! 

This gives ‘your nose is always stuck in a book’ a new meaning! If you have to wear a mask, at least make it something worth putting on. These also make for a great back to school accessory for kids or if you work in education.

Here are a few that caught my eye!

Winnie the Pooh for $17

Jane Austen for $13

Book Return Date for $16

Books and Plants! For $18

Here are some additional websites, with great selections!

And even if you don’t like the mask I featured, click the link and browse around if you like!

https://www.teepublic.com/masks/book-lover

https://www.redbubble.com/i/mask/Ha-Ha-Made-You-Read-funny-Teacher-Librarian-Reading-Read-Gifts-For-Teachers-Book-Nerd-Read-vintage-style-idea-design-by-Chamssou/48152532.9G0D8

Stay safe and healthy! And show off that literary love!

500th Blog Post!

Celebrate with us! This post marks our 500th on WordPress! Thank you to all of our followers who have been on the journey with us. Whether from the beginning or a few weeks ago you will find that all of our posts are literary focused. We offer advice, publishing news, fun crafts, and inspiration throughout our blog. So if you know anyone who would enjoy our content please send them our way! And if you are new, hello! We hope you enjoy our content and will follow us for another 500 posts!

Sample some of our posts below!

And don’t forget to follow us on our other platforms!

Writing The Anti-Hero

The Anti-HeroWe are living in a time where escaping the confines of our home is what we want to do more than anything. Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, etc. can only provide so much entertainment. The plots become predictable, the characters lose…

Use Your Magic!

Your words are magic, you just have to believe in them! We want to reflect positivity on writers because we love them! We need you more than you think, so keep being you! Write what you love and check out…

Let’s Write A Thriller!

We can’t skip over Spooktober without thinking of writing a thriller! We must give the people what they want! Now, there’s a million and one sub-genres and other avenues for writing a thriller, but we are just going to stick…

Fun Games For Book Lovers

A great way to spend quality time with friends and family this season is to play games! Winter vacation is coming up and who knows, there might be a snow day or two- so gather around and play a game based on literary fun!

It Was a Dark & Stormy Night – A Game of First Lines for People Who Love to Read

Test your knowledge of the first lines to popular novels. This board game is for the well-read, in which it asks players to name the author or title of a book based on the opening lines. Test your reading knowledge bases on six genres!

Pride and Prejudice Board Game

Step inside the world of Jane Austen’s novel. Race through the board game’s countryside while you fight to be the first couple to get married! And answer questions about the novel along the way. 

Bookopoly

A classic we all know and love with a fun literary twist! Have fun in this property trading game and see what fun spots you can land on. 

221B Baker Street Master Detective Game

For the mystery book lovers out there who prefer Clue, this game is for you. Compete to see who is the fastest at solving cases in the best Sherlock Holmes manner. 

Trivial Pursuit Book Lover’s Edition

Imagine the whole game being made up of the Arts & Literature category. If that’s all you need then just cut to the chase and get this version of Trivial Pursuit. Test your knowledge among family and friends, who doesn’t like a little friendly competition?

Happy Holidays!

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Hang Up Your Literary Favorites

Christmas trees have become a beacon for all the things you love, so you can’t forget about your literary favorites! Browse our list of some of our favorites and get inspired:

Etsy: Oldendesigns
Outlander has become a popular book, as well as television show. Hang your dragonfly (minus the ember) on your Christmas tree this year. 
Outlander Ornament

We couldn’t have a literary tree without mentioning Harry Potter. On this Etsy site you can choose which wand you want to put on display- and they have a lot!
Harry Potter Wands

Another great Harry Potter feature on your tree can be the winged keys. Look how beautiful!
Winged Keys

Have a really torn book and some spare time… create your own ornament!
DIY Ornament

Happy Holidays!