Frequently asked questions
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?
Where is the Rights Center located?
What does joining the Rights Center include?
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?
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?
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.