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.
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.
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.
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.
An integrated approach to rights sale and acquisition
Save time and money with our customized strategies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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Work with the bestWith 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 NetworkOur locally-based agents have first-hand experience in their respective markets and can negotiate optimal offers on your behalf with the best publishers.
Dedicated teamExperts in promotion and negotiation, our team of professionals becomes an extension of your in-house team in order to reach optimal results.
Expert adviceWe provide a comprehensive and personalized consultation service. Our sales strategies go above and beyond the norm. Let us explain you how we achieve results!
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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.