Foreign Rights Catalog
Foreign rights or translation rights are the right to publish a book in a language other than the original language. Twice annually, we distribute a Foreign Rights Catalog to encourage the sale of translation rights of select Cognella textbooks through global third-party publishers. When the rights are sold, the translations are then created through these publisher partners, rather than directly through Cognella.
The Foreign Rights Catalog features original textbooks that have international appeal and satisfy current market needs. We cannot offer anthologies for translation due to permissions and licensing restrictions.
We send the catalog directly to agents who represent foreign publishers. When an agent, on behalf of a publisher, expresses interest in purchasing the translation rights for a Cognella textbook, our team works with them to agree upon terms and sign a contract.
Royalties for translation rights are based upon an author’s royalty rate with Cognella. They are generally delivered in the form of an advance. When a translation rights contract is signed, the advance is awarded immediately and author royalties will be reflected in their royalty statement summary for the quarter.
If your book is selected for a translation project, we will notify you directly and send you a copy of the translated book when it becomes available. In general, these projects take at least a year to complete.
If you know an agent or publisher who is interested in translating your textbook, or you have questions related to translations, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.