note, however, that though we are a strong
player in every negotiation, we do not have sole control over
All licensing discussions must start with a
written summary of the request with clear indications of
geographical and demographical limitations. Also, please be very
clear about which property(s) your proposal involves. For instance,
several of our authors have characters that cross-over from two
different series (the Zachary Pill young adult series & the
Heroes With Fangs middle reader series, for instance). So, in those
cases we would need to know if your proposal is targeting one, the
other, or both? All proposals should clearly state the mechanism for
financial remuneration and the terms for any deposits and guaranteed
returns. Expected high and low "potential" returns will
also need to be considered.
For movie, TV, or other creative non-product
rights, please clarify your relationship with the author (and/or his
or her literary agent) and your proposed fiduciary responsibility.
Please know that Focus House Publishing will defend the rights of
its authors' properties to the letter of the law, so please don't
make assumptions without a written instrument. Under no
circumstances will verbal claims be construed as legal or binding
Please email Carrie
Rourke to begin the inquiry process, and be sure to mention the author and/or
title of the property(s) you're seeking to discuss.