Reach More Readers Around the World
Are you an author with an outstanding book, just waiting to be discovered? Showcase it in our exclusive international rights marketplace to reach new book buyers around the world.
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Each book gets its own page, which is then used by our award-winning software to maximize your book’s chances of getting discovered by international publishers and agents.
Get offers for licenses
Securing international book licenses is our specialty. With our established network and innovative software, we greatly increase your chances of landing an international book deal.
We broker the deal when a buyer wants to license your book, and handle all aspects of the negotiation process. All you have to do is relax and collect your royalty checks.
HOW IT WORKS
Get Offers To License Your Book Around The World
If you've published a book, that means you are a copyright holder and possess subsidiary rights that can be sold, licensed, and monetized, such as international rights, as well as rights for adaptations into movies, TV shows, and streaming content, among others.
Our literary agency specializes in international rights, and have helped authors and publishers secure more than 8,000 licenses in 120 countries and 180 languages.
We created DropCap Marketplace to scout out exceptional books to bring to our international rights buyers, and connect more books with readers around the world, ensuring that no great book goes unread.
Be A Part Of Our Mission To Bring More Great Books To The World
Whether you're a publisher with 5,000 titles or an author with one, we can help expose your book to the global marketplace. Each book gets its own page, which is then used by our award-winning search software to maximize your book’s chances of getting discovered by international publishers and agents.
Here's what you'll get when you sign up for DropCap Marketplace:
- Listing your book on our exclusive international rights marketplace for one year where it will be showcased to our incredible network of rights buyers, publishers, editors and agents around the globe.
- Your book scouted by our team of literary agents who carefully evaluate each and every book that enters into DropCap Marketplace. If we identify a book that aligns with the needs of our buyers and is highly marketable in their regions, we will reach out about representation by our agency to help you secure an international book deal.
- Your own page on our award-winning platform where international buyers can discover your book and purchase rights for their region. Our exclusive publishing rights management software helps our agents efficiently and effectively license international rights for a wider range of titles and languages, and helps authors and publishers get the most out of their front and backlists.
- Insights into what book buyers around the world are actively seeking and the latest global publishing trends. Because of our relationships with publishers around the world and our innovative software, we have insider knowledge of exactly what books are trending around the world and share it with our members so you can stay ahead of the curve.
- Customized book marketing support with our incredible library of resources including done-for-you book sell sheets, media kits, and curated marketing suggestions to help your book stand out to global buyers.
About our Agency
The team that makes up DroCap Marketplace is a unique mix of dedicated literary agents, software engineers, and book publishing experts with decades of experience in the industry. Our flagship company, DropCap Rights Agency, works to secure international licenses for books in more than 120 countries and 180 languages.
From the day we started our agency, we knew we wanted to offer a rights program for self-published authors who didn’t have access to international licensing through a publishing house or literary agent.
That's why we created DropCap Marketplace, a revolutionary platform made exclusively for independent authors and the unique challenges they face in the international licensing market.
DropCap Marketplace helps our international buyers find books in specific genres and niche topics—and they are always searching for more amazing books to discover. Could yours be next?
Listing your book on our platform is simple.Sign Up Now
Add Your Book to DropCap Marketplace
All we’ll need is a high-resolution book cover, a synopsis of your book, and info about any awards or other special media attention your book has received
Learn About International Licensing
Once you're a member you'll learn more about international rights, a little-known part of the publishing industry only traditional publishers and agents had access to, but is now accessible to authors thanks to DropCap Marketplace.
Get Book Marketing Support
Once your book is uploaded, you'll have access to our featured promotions including email marketing to rights buyers, strategic social media advertising, and our proprietary book discover software.
Receive Agency Representation
If there’s interest in purchasing rights for your title, buyers will simply complete an inquiry form for your book. Then our agenting will reach out to YOU with an offer for representation and help you broker the deal from start to finish.
THE RIGHTS REPORT
Gain Exclusive Access to the Global Publishing Market
Our dedicated team of rights agents has cultivated strong connections with over 3,000 international rights buyers, and attend prestigious book fairs like Frankfurt, London, and Bologna every year.
But that's not all – we've harnessed the power of technology with our cutting-edge book rights management software. Leveraging this advantage, we possess unique insights into the latest trends across international markets and the demands of book buyers worldwide.
As a result, we hold a unique vantage point on the latest trends in international markets and know precisely what book buyers worldwide are actively seeking. Our monthly Rights Report, exclusively available to DropCap Marketplace members, will keep you one step ahead of the curve.
Seize your opportunity to thrive in the global book market. Join us now →
YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS? WE'VE GOT ANSWERS!
Frequently Asked Questions
International rights (also known as translation rights) refer to the legal permission granted by an author to a publisher or translator to translate their original work into another language for publication in a different market or region.
This allows your work to be accessed by a wider audience and potentially increases your exposure and revenue streams.
The terms of the international rights agreement typically include details such as royalties, advances, marketing expectations, and any restrictions or limitations on the translation.
International rights buyers are typically looking for books that have the potential to appeal to readers in their local markets.
They look for books with compelling stories, interesting characters, and unique perspectives that can engage their audiences.
They also consider factors such as the author's reputation, past sales figures, and critical acclaim.
Additionally, international rights buyers may be interested in books that address current trends or issues in their local markets, or that offer a fresh perspective on a familiar topic.
The books on DropCap Marketplace get in front of international rights buyers through a variety of methods, including targeted advertising, email marketing, and social media.
Keep in mind that DropCap has created its own proprietary software that makes it possible for us to know exactly what our buyers are looking for, and matching them to that content.
Think of DropCap Marketplace as a way for our literary agency, DropCap, to gauge international interest in your book and sign you to our agency.
While we actively promote the titles in DropCap Marketplace, the titles we represent at DropCap Rights Agency receive more front-facing attention, including placement at international book fairs and hand-pitching from our literary agents.
If an international rights buyer expresses interest in your book, we will contact you immediately for further instructions.
Please be sure to have high-resolution files and a PDF of your manuscript ready for when that happy situation arises, and be sure we have your updated email address.
No, we do not. Our role as agents is to negotiate on behalf of the author. The author would not have contact information for any of the rights buyers showing interest.
Our agents negotiate these types of rights contracts daily with rights buyers across the globe, have intimate knowledge of their markets, and solid relationships with only the most reputable buyers in each market.
The Rights Report you receive as part of your subscription to DropCap Marketplace will serve as a sneak peek into the global book marketplace.
We recommend using it as a tool to write to market , meaning creating a content strategy around what’s currently trending, in the hopes of getting your book and brand noticed.
Our award-winning rights management software is the secret to DropCap’s success in securing foreign rights deals for authors.
Our custom algorithm does much of the work matching books and buyers for us, however our agenting team actively scouts titles they know their buyers are looking for.
Our book buyers are looking for English-language books to purchase the rights to translate for their markets. While it might make sense that having a manuscript ready to go in a different language would be useful for our marketplace, the truth is that our contracts operate on a traditional publishing model.
This means that entering into a contract with our foreign book buyers will mean that you are giving them the license to translate and re-design as they see fit for their markets.
Yes! Your exclusivity contract with Amazon covers the English-language version of your book and has its own unique ISBN and/or ASIN.
Any contracts we negotiate for international rights will be considered a brand new edition with its own ISBN number and cover.
The DropCap Marketplace is meant to make your book take center-stage.
Should one of our international rights buyers contact us with interest in your title, we will be sure to reach out to you for more information, if needed. There is no need to send us that information proactively.
As we continue to build and improve upon DropCap Marketplace, authors will have the ability to update their profiles to include editorial reviews and awards.
Keep in mind that consumer reviews from Amazon or Goodreads would not be appropriate - buyers are seeking editorial reviews only.
Your subscription to DropCap Marketplace is good for one year from purchase.
At the end of the year, you will be prompted to renew your membership, or not. Your subscription will not auto-renew.
DropCap Marketplace is a brand-new endeavor, and direct result of our rights agency working with several amazing indie authors recently who have had great success in the international rights market.
We've secured over 8000 licenses in over 120 countries to date, and you can track our most-recent featured deals on our rights agency blog.
Books in our marketplace are being actively scouted by the agenting team at DropCap, and the marketplace itself is being promoted across multiple channels through both paid and organic advertising.
Authors who are members of the marketplace have the opportunity to take advantage of some additional featured promotions to fast-track their books in front of our rights buyers and agents if they choose.
If after one year your book has not been picked up for an international rights contract, you have a couple options.
You can choose not to renew your subscription, or you can try for another year in hopes of better results.
We do offer several amazing marketing resources with your DropCap Marketplace subscription to help increase your book’s chances of getting noticed by international buyers. Many authors have shared that these resources alone were worth the subscription, even if they haven’t received a deal yet.