Whats the deal with other parts of Pearson elsewhere in the world, e.g. USA?
This information is for english language books only. Please see below for information on foreign language rights. We now have our own sales forces in many countries around the world such as USA, Australia, Singapore, South Africa and in Europe. If a territory decides that they can sell a book, they take a quantity from us as a stock transfer (please note that in theory, some of this stock can be returned to us later, just as a bookshop can return unsold stock). They pay us a fee on the book and the author gets the percentage specified in their contract of their net receipts (i.e. more per copy sold than when we used to use the distributors). We also have the huge advantage of having our own dedicated sales forceas well. If you have any questions on this issue as a whole, the best person to speak to is your publisher. If you have any concerns over your book being represented in a particular territory or if you are partaking in some promotional activity outside the UK, please contact you