Hi, Thank you for your email. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. There are two ways you can do this:
(i) You can effectively act as his agent to arrange publication in England; or
(ii) you can take a license over the material and have the right to publish.
Who will the proceeds of the publication belong to?
Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. You will need a license to publish it here, you will likely need permission from the Ukrainian publishing house. Did he give the Ukrainian publishing house global publishing rights? Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. You need to check either with the publishing house or with the agent, that he did not give the publishing house global publishing rights. A license is the type of legal arrangement this will be. Are you paying him a fee for the publishing rights?
Hi, Thank you. Check with the agent first (before contacting the publishing house) and find out what rights they have given to the publishing house. The license can simply be a letter, it need only say the following " he gives you an exclusive irrevocable worldwide license to publish [DESCRIPTION OF THE MATERIALS] in the English Language". Does the author have the capacity to sign an document in English?
Hi, Thank you. The main concern here is that he has already given publishing rights away, in doing this will it cause you to receive a claim from the existing publisher. Therefore you may want to start off making inquiries into this discreetly. Kind regards AJ