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Creativity, contacts and passion: your keys to optimal rights management

Our agency becomes your right hand man, we combine all of our creativity and innovation to overcome any challenges met along the way. We go the extra mile with every client. Because, afterall, your success means our success.

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Case Study #1: Two French editions for the same book

Mastering both the French Canadian and France markets, Montréal-Contacts can optimize the sales of a translation by sharing a language territory with multiple publishers, thus having the possibility to sell the most copies in each market.

French rights for Mark Nepo’s New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening (Red Wheel Weiser) were sold to Éditions Ada for French Canada and Guy Trédaniel Éditeur for France.

Share language territories

Case Study #2: Create a World Phenomenon

With over 150 millions copies sold in the World through more than 1,000 foreign rights licences sold to publishers in 46 territories, the worldwide success of the acclaimed Chicken Soup for the Soul series created by Health Communications is truly a phenomenon.

Montréal-Contacts negotiated the sale of every licence since the beginning of the series, and proudly continues to represent it throughout the World.

Be the next phenomenon!

Case Study #3: Bringing official biographies to a new public

Many public figures have a strong fan base in the French community and a translated edition of an official biography can reach a broader range of readers.

Montréal-Contacts sold the French rights for the biography of Pierre-Elliott Trudeau by John English (Random House of Canada) to Éditions de l’Homme, and the autobiographies of Margaret Trudeau and Georges St-Pierre (HarperCollins Canada) to Flammarion Québec.

Reach out to more fans!

Case Study #4: English Canadian literature finds its home in Quebec

English Canadian literature can reach out to a major market by being translated in French and distributed in Quebec. Many Quebec based publishing houses are trilled to publish Canadian content, which is sometimes culturally more relevant for readers in Quebec than in France.

Montréal-Contacts secured a major deal for the French rights of the Seven Series (Orca Book Publishers) with Éditions Recto-Verso, a property of Groupe Québécor, Quebec’s largest publishing group. 

Find your home in Quebec

An integrated approach to rights sale and acquisition

Save time and money with our customized strategies.

Strategy

Together with our partners we carefully select and develop a sales strategy for the titles that present the most potential according to the most current market demand.

Promotion

We develop custom and targeted promotional documents and send them to specific individuals within the most renowned publishing houses, either directly our through our network of specialized locally-based corresponding agents.

Negotiation

Upon reception of an offer, we negotiate the optimal deal for our partners. With 30 years experience and a proven track-record, coupled with the insight of 20 well-positioned corresponding agents, we strive to make sure all parties get the best out of every licence sold.

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Legal formalities

Once an offer is accepted, we draft up contracts and negotiate on legal terms. We assist with the production of any legal documentation that might be required in order to facilitate international payments.

Reports management

We process sales reports and ensure that the terms of licences sold are respected. Shall any errors be detected, we correspond with the foreign publisher through our locally-based agents to rectify the situation.

Royalties accounting

We collect monies, avoid withholding taxes where applicable by processing tax certificates, keep an eye on exchange rates, and remit all net royalties in your desired local currency.

Acquisitions facilitation

Should you want to acquire rights for any title from any publisher in the world, we can facilitate the process by locating the specific rights owner of the requested title, negotiating the best terms on your behalf and revising any legal documentation that confirms your licence.

Over 30 years of experience in sales and negociation

An asset for your activities that can make all the difference.

Work with the best

With over 30 years of experience and over 5,000 license contracts drawn up between over 2,000 publishers in over 50 languages, we know our way around.

Established Network

Our locally-based agents have first-hand experience in their respective markets and can negotiate optimal offers on your behalf with the best publishers.

Dedicated team

Experts in promotion and negotiation, our team of professionals becomes an extension of your in-house team in order to reach optimal results.

Expert advice

We provide a comprehensive and personalized consultation service. Our sales strategies go above and beyond the norm. Let us explain you how we achieve results!  

An international success story made in Canada

Industry leaders that benefit from our services:

HarperCollins Canada
Wiley
Health Communications Inc.
Adams Media

We have a solution to suit your needs

Allow us to explain how our services can significantly improve your sales and acquisitions of rights, thus bringing an added value to your activities. Challenges are never too little or too big. We see opportunities in every project.

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