Finding an English-language publisher is only the first of the Greenhouse’s goals for our authors. There’s also the excitement, profile and income to be had from finding publishing homes for your work around the world, as well as the exploitation of other subsidiary rights that fall within a publishing contract, such as film, TV, audio and e-book.
Foreign rights in all Greenhouse titles are handled by Rights People – a dedicated and innovative children’s rights-selling team comprising six highly experienced industry professionals – Alexandra Devlin, Allison Hellegers, Rachel Richardson (currently on maternity leave, her role being covered by Charlotte Bodman), Harim Yim, Hannah Whitaker and director Charles Nettleton.
Rights People offers a one-stop shop for rights sales around the world, selling direct to all territories with the exception of China, Japan and Russia, where the team works with excellent subagents. Rights People’s cohesive approach enables the creation of an overall rights-selling strategy aimed at maximising the potential of every Greenhouse title. As well as creating special sales material for books represented, Rights People also produces a rights catalogue twice a year.
Since the launch of the business in early 2006, Rights People has tied up deals with well over 100 publishers in 30 countries. The team attends the Frankfurt, Bologna and London bookfairs, as well as BEA, and are regular speakers on issues connected with translation and rights selling. For more on Rights People visit: www.rightspeople.com
Film and TV
There’s no substitute for personal passion and individual commitment in the books’ business, so rather than partnering exclusively with one agent or agency for film and TV rights, we have close relationships with a small number of the best LA-based agents in the business, as well as direct relationships with other key players in the US and UK film/TV industries. With both large corporate agencies and smaller boutique businesses represented, we are able to give first look at projects to a range of agents with diverse tastes and contacts. We can’t promise our clients that their books will be picked up for film or TV, but we can promise that their work will be presented to potential co-agents in Los Angeles who have proven track records in selling children’s/YA book rights for film and television.