Rights Center

Frequently asked questions

Rights Center

What is the Rights Center?

Restricted zone designated for author rights negotiations. It offers previously reserved worktables for companies interested in these negotiations.


Who can participate in the Rights Center?

Rights agents, literary scouts and executives in charge of rights for publishing companies with the interest of closing deals with companies from the represented markets, like Spanish, English, Italian, French, Portuguese and Korean, among others.


What are the benefits of participating in the Rights Center?

The Rights Center is an unique space in Iberoamerica, a meeting point for the main actors of the book market. There is an increasing number of publishers and rights agents in other languages, apart from Spanish, that take part in FIL each year, including representatives of languages like English, Italian, French, Korean, Portuguese, etc. Each year, FIL welcomes over 600 writers, 1,935 publishing houses and approximately 200 rights agents from 25 countries exploring new business opportunities.


What is the cost of reserving a table at the Rights Center?

7300 Mexican pesos, around US$360.00, and it is available during the days the Rights Center is open.


What are the dates for the Rights Center?

Sunday November 26 to Wednesday 29, from 9:00 to 19:00.


How can I join the Rights Center?

Fill out the application form and send it with proof of payment to Rubén Padilla.


Where is the Rights Center located?

En el In the International Area (Blue Pavilion), hallway ÑÑ, next to the Professionals Hall.


What does joining the Rights Center include?

  • Two access badges to the Rights Center
  • Publication of your information in the Rights Center catalog
  • A worktable with the name of your company
  • Three chairs
  • Message service
  • Locker
  • A copy of the Rights Center catalog
  • Internet access
  • Printing service
  • Three hotel nights courtesy of FIL per table (subject to availability)

When can I consult the on-line catalog?

Beginning August 15.


Can I purchase extra access badges?

Yes. Each extra badge has a cost of 800 Mexican pesos, around US$40. You can request through Rubén Padilla


Are there any restrictions or limitations to the use of the Center?

  1. Access to the Rights Center is exclusively for registered participants and those who have a pre-arranged meeting.
  2. Worktables are for three people only.
  3. The use of chairs and furniture different to that assigned to your company is not allowed. Advertising your company in the main areas is also prohibited.
  4. FIL reserves the right to publish and translate the catalog.

FIL Rights Exchange

What is FIL Rights Exchange?

It is a program designed to promote business relations between Ibero-American publishers and executives in charge of rights for non-Spanish speaking countries.

Edition 2017 will be focused on children´s fiction.


What benefits do I receive by participating in the program?

  1. The possibility of meeting agents and publishers from non-Spanish speaking countries interested in knowing the Spanish language publishing offer that, otherwise, would be difficult to reach.

  2. Greater business possibilities.

How much time do I have to invest in FIL if I decide to participate in FIL Rights Exchange?

No more than one hour. However, it is important to prepare a 5-minute presentation of your publishing activities and carry a brief catalog in English (2 to 3 authors max.) explaining your publishing profile.


Can I participate even if I don't speak English?

Yes. If you need assistance in translation, some of our staff can aid you.


How can I participate in FIL Rights Exchange?

Get in touch with Rubén Padilla.