Education for Southern California’s Independent Publishers

Since 2003, the Publishers Association of Los Angeles (PALA) has provided monthly educational meetings covering a wide range of subjects related to publishing, as well as teleseminars and webinars. In addition, PALA provides networking and a variety of resources that support publishers, authors, and related industry professionals.

Click here to see a list of past meeting topics and recordings.


How to License Translation Rights and Subsidiary Rights — Plan for Success


7:00 PM Pacific

In this teleseminar, Cynthia will provide an overview of subsidiary and translation rights and guide you through the steps needed to handle your own rights outreach and negotiations.

We will discuss

— What you can do during the editorial phase to better your chances for subsidiary rights
— What should be on your manuscript or finished book assessment checklist
— Brainstorming the best fit for subsidiary rights for your intellectual property
— Is your work discoverable?  Resources to aid discovery
— Negotiation strategies
— Contract requirements and caveats
— What to send, to whom and when

— and answer your questions!

Our Presenter:  

 Cynthia Frank has more than thirty years’ experience in writing, publishing, editing, and teaching. She is president of Cypress House, a family-owned, full-service book production company, as well as QED Press, a royalty house that has won many national and international awards and grants. Cynthia has assisted authors and publishers with subsidiary rights and translation rights, including paperback, hardcover, gift and special editions, and translations into Spanish, Russian, German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Bulgarian, and Portuguese. Cynthia has been on the education committee of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and has presented workshops for Publishing University, University of Denver Publishing Institute, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, American Society of Journalists and Authors, National Association of Science Writers, California Poets in the Schools, Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, the Big Sur Writing Workshops, the Mendocino Coast Writers Club, and the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.

COST: $5 for members; $15 for nonmembers.

Please use PayPal, just below this notice.

A day or two before the seminar, we will send you the phone number and code that will connect you on May 23.  

TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PHONE SEMINAR. Simple instructions. You will be given the contact information prior to the seminar.
COST: $5 For PALA members, $15.00 for nonmembers. Admission can be purchased until noon May 22, 2018 with PayPal on our website: 

PUBLIC DISCLAIMER: Appearance of publishing and speaker services and speaker services in PALA newsletters, blogs, promotion materials or on our website does not constitute endorsement by PALA. As with any decision made by an author or publisher regarding a service provider, due diligence and research are always recommended. 

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