From The Bookseller:

E-books pioneer Arthur Klebanoff has made a targeted approach to UK agents over backlist digital rights, with agents calling his 50% royalty rate a “very positive” alternative to working with traditional publishers.

Klebanoff, who founded New York-based digital publisher Rosetta Books in 2001, met UK-based agents last week and addressed a meeting of about 65 agents organised by the Association of Authors Agents on Monday.

Klebanoff is looking for backlist titles where digital rights are unassigned, with a view to acquiring both world rights or US rights alone. He said Rosetta was offering a royalty more than double that on offer from large print publishers—a 50% net royalty payment for up to 2,500 copies sold and then 60% after.

Much more in the article.


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