July 23, 2011 10:33 AM Subscribe
Is there an industry standard royalty rate for translation rights?
posted by anonymous to writing & language (1 answer total)
I am trying to obtain permission to publish a new English translation of a short foreign-language novel. My financial resources do not allow a one-time buyout fee, so this would have to be a royalty-based arrangement.
What might be a fair royalty rate, as a percentage of wholesale price for a print title? What about an e-book version, as a percentage of net proceeds? The title in question is a classic novel, published sometime in the previous century, and not very popular. I am interested in non-exclusive, limited territory rights.
Anonymous because Mefi account can be linked to my company.