Foreign rights. What is this and what does it actually mean for a publishing company like St. Anthony Messenger Press? The initial sound of it evokes images of glamorous deals in faraway countries with non- English-speaking business professionals.
Foreign rights—or subsidiary rights (as it’s also referred to)—is the sale of language and territorial rights of our books. We license publishers or organizations in other countries the rights to translate, publish and sell our books in their respective languages and countries (or territories).
To date over 500 of our books have been published in other languages, as well as in Braille. There’s a good chance that some of your favorite St. Anthony Messenger Press and Servant Books titles have reached others in distant lands. You can view our new (and classic) book titles on our online catalog: http://catalog.americancatholic.org/default.aspx.
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