Foreign Sales and Subsidiary Sales in Book Publishing

On March 10, Sean Fodera of Macmillan presented an overview of how foreign and subsidiary rights sales work in book publishing.

Sean P. Fodera is a 25-year veteran of the publishing industry, and has been manager and director of contracts, rights, and electronic publishing at major publishing houses such as Penguin, Simon & Schuster, and DAW Books.  Currently Associate Director of Contracts at Macmillan, Sean has developed several initiatives and policies which have been adopted within the industry. He has negotiated contracts, licensed rights, and handled disputes in every genre of trade publishing.  As a published author of short fiction, Sean was a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, for which he chaired or served on several working committees. At City College of New York, he taught a course on legal issues in publishing, and currently lectures on related topics.