Self published authors to get help selling translation rights

The Alliance of Independent Authors has enlisted the help of agency A M Heath to represent writers looking for their work to be translated.

Rights director Jennifer Custer is to represent writers who have books suitable for international markets.

Orna Ross, the founder of the AIA, said, "It is almost impossible for an indie author to handle their own translation rights but now all our members' books will be read and assessed for international rights potential."

Custer said: "There's no question that we're on the brink of major changes in our industry. As the self-publishing revolution has hit the industry and is gaining momentum, I think there is a real opportunity to engage with authors who have gone the non-traditional route."

A M Heath to represent independent authors: