Listen in as Lissy Peace talks about selling movie, TV, and related rights for your books.
Here are a few of the selling points she made during the podcast:
Many of the most successful movies are based on books.
Besides movies, there are so many other opportunities now: NetFlix, Hulu, cable specials, webisodes, etc.
To locate potential rights buyers, check out Variety, Hollywood Reporter, directories of production companies.
Hallmark Channel is looking for material from romance novels. Also Lifetime.
Give them a month to review the material before getting back to them.
There is a huge need for children’s books, both picture books and young adult novels.
Lissy also talked about promoting Max Goes to the Moon, with astronaut Alvin Drew reading the book on the Space Shuttle. Check out the reading here:
About the Speaker: Lissy Peace
As president and founder of Lissy Peace & Associates, Lissy runs the national public relations company based in Chicago and represents clients throughout the world. A seasoned public relations, promotion and marketing executive with over two decades of diversified experience, Ms. Peace has spearheaded and coordinated promotion and publicity campaigns for a vast spectrum of projects.
Her company has developed a powerful niche in the book publishing industry. Lissy has spearheaded numerous campaigns and tours developing innovative marketing strategies to add to the success of each project. From a local author campaign to a nationwide multi-city tour, Lissy has successfully orchestrated and managed one of the most impactful components for marketing a book. She has continually put books on the New York Times bestseller list.
She coordinated the campaign for legendary writer,reverend and activist William Sloane Coffin. His book Credo was featured in the Washington Post, New Yorker, Boston Globe, and New York Times, along with a one-hour special on the PBS network nationwide. The book was nominated for a Christopher Award.
She publicized the launch of the new Nancy Drew graphic novel series which hit the front page of the USA Today, and was featured in New York Times magazine, Chicago Sun Times, and San Francisco Chronicle among many others.
Lissy has toured with Lake Wobegone’s Garrison Keillor, working to promote his live performances and book, The Book of Guys. His shows were sell-outs and his book hit the New York Times bestseller list after a half-page story in USA Today ran and remained on the list for weeks.