Authors Exposed - a web-series

Authors Exposed is a web-series that follows the journey of writers writing their book. You can find the starting point of many writers writing on the Lime Books: Youtube Channel

Authors who would like to be considered for this web-series should contact the publisher.

Advice from international bestseller - Micheal Robotham

We asked thriller writer, Micheal Robotham for advice on Film Rights: 'I have interest in my book for a film deal, what should I do?'

My advice: be very careful about signing away film rights to any company or individual unless they have a strong track record in producing/directing films. There are a lot of fly-by-nighters or wannabes, who will try to secure film or TV rights and then hold on to them indefinitely, a bit like cyber-squatters who hijack domain names. Legitimate companies are then stymied from making any film or series unless they pay the new 'middle man'. Similarly, you can find newbie filmmakers and producers are looking for their start in the business. Such collaborations can be really great, but rather hit and miss. The main thing your friend should do is ensure that they are only selling an 'option' for a limited period i.e. two years with an option to extend if financing is available. Similarly there should be a clear payment schedule laid out, spelling exactly what the author will receive for the option, and at every stage of the filming process. i.e. pre-production, release, merchandising, residuals etc. This is why film deals are far more complicated than book deals. If this is a serious offer - they should be able to produce a serious contract which your friend can show to a lawyer (perhaps even one who has experience in handling film deals). Hope this helps.

Michael [Robotham]

Advice from - Lime Books

Ten years ago our publisher founded Manly Writers' Group, to bring together like-minded people wanting to meet with other writers and read out their writing, for critical feedback. Since then hundreds of writers have passed through the group. It is from this start that Lime Books was founded. The publisher used the forum to market test his plays, sitcoms and thrillers - the 'Phillip Banks' series, before publishing.

Today Lime Books is a thriving independent publisher helping writers with advice, courses, editing, design, publishing, printing, distribution, marketing, author talks and book sales.

If you would like help with your writing, contact Lime Books. The team looks forward to helping you.


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