Audio Rights Agent
Sarah Bush, Audio Rights Agent.
AUDIO BOOK RIGHTS
Many will ask themselves, "Who cares about audio rights to books?" Trident Media Group does, and in particular, Sarah Bush, who is the literary agent designated to focus on this important area.
Trident's literary agents understands the importance of keeping audio rights for their authors. Audio rights can be an additional important revenue source for authors, and an audio book also increases a work's overall value and exposure.
According to the Wall Street Journal, annual audio book revenues now exceed $1.2 billion, up from $480 million in retail sales in 1997. Trident's audio revenue for its clients has been several million dollars for the last three years, and this is a standard that Sarah is dedicated to upholding.
"I want to share the hard work and talent of our diverse client list with as many readers as possible. Focusing on audio books provides Trident with an additional medium to get content to an even larger audience,” says Sarah. “Having an agent that focuses solely on the negotiation and sale of audio rights gives Trident a competitive advantage over other literary agencies that do not prioritize keeping these rights. When there is a separate agreement for audio rights, the author has more creative control over the production of their audio book, which will result in a strong audio product that meets that author’s standards. With the continual advance in modern technology, the audio book marketplace is an interesting, constantly evolving industry, and I am excited to be a part of it."