STATUS: Speaking of foreign rights, Frankfurt Book Fair is almost upon us.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? MONEY FOR NOTHING by Dire Straits
It’s days like this where I just love being an agent. Imagine getting a check for let’s say (and I’m making this number up) 25k out of the blue.
One of my clients got a five figure check that she wasn’t expecting—all because of foreign translation sales after earn-out for her titles.
Happy Holidays indeed! Or course being the pragmatic agent that I am, the first thing out of my mouth was pay your estimated taxes on that. Now. Don’t wait.
I know; I should have let the client celebrate a little.
Can’t think of a better reason for selling the heck out of the foreign translation market for any title.
Money for nothing and your chicks for free!
(our catch phrase here at the agency when we get what we call “gravy” money.)