It is our company's desire to reach people around the globe with products, in their own language or in a book format that appeals to them, that positively impact their life and faith.
To accomplish this goal, we partner with inspirational publishers for management of their proprietary product from a legal, financial and ministry standpoint through international rights sales.
For publishers seeking translation or reprint rights...
We offer the convenience of having one source for rights from several companies. Riggins International manages the entire rights process for our clients. We promote our clients titles for licensing opportunities through various media methods and tradeshow representation. We confirm rights availability, order review copies, negotiate and issue licenses, and collect royalties on behalf of our clients.
Due to our industry experience, we also understand the uniqueness of each country's publishing market. Our goal is to build long-term relationships with you and help you find products that fit your market and publishing program.
If you are a publisher seeking translation or reprint rights and have not previously contacted Riggins International (or have updated information on your company) please complete our publishers questionnaire and return it to us. Click here for an
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We offer full-service professional sales, management and consulting for a successful international rights program. Riggins International is a service organization that functions as our client companies rights department.
Our goal is to provide direction to your rights program and implement a global publishing strategy for your organization.
- Our marketing services include promotions utilizing multiple platforms and representation at industry trade shows.
- Our contract management services provide negotiation and generation of licensing agreements, royalty collection, and compliance monitoring.
- Our domestic sub-rights division pro-actively markets, negotiates, and manages rights on a commission basis, plus offers consulting services.
- Our international rights services are available on a retainer fee basis. Contact us regarding a proposal for your organization.
We have over 40 combined years of experience with international rights, specialized in the religious publishing community. We welcome the opportunity to explore a partnership with you to reach the global marketplace with your products.
industry, her background was in human resources and the banking industry.
Catherine manages rights for African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern languages. She also is responsible for territories where English is a primary language outside the US. Catherine is in Tennessee. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Myers, Rights Manager
Jennifer has over twenty years of experience in
the publishing industry. Prior to joining Riggins
International Rights Services, Jennifer was a Senior Manager of Contracts and Royalties at HarperCollins Christian Publishers (formerly Zondervan Publishing). She also spent thirteen years in the International Rights & Permissions department at Zondervan.
Jennifer manages all Bible licensing and permissions for the National Council of Churches scriptures. She is based in Michigan. NRSVcopyright@rigginsrights.com
Nadiyka Gerbish, Rights Manager
Nadiyka Gerbish is a bestselling and award-
winning Ukrainian author of children’s books, inspirational short stories, and Christian non-fiction. She is also a translator of numerous high-profile titles (English to Ukrainian).
Her journey in the publishing world has begun more than a decade ago: when she, still a student of English Language and World Literature, started contributing to major national Ukrainian newspapers as a journalist and a book reviewer – first on the part-time, and, later, on the full-time basis. She also worked as an editor-in-chief of a Christian publishing house and taught college-level courses on PR in publishing in Ukraine. Her photography has been used in book illustrations produced by European, American, and Canadian publishers.
Nadiyka has an MA degree in English Language and Literature (Kyiv National Linguistic University, Ukraine), and an MA in American Studies and Mass Media (University of Lodz, Poland).
"Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples."
Psalm 96:3 (NRSV)
Thomas Nelson, she opened Riggins International in 2003 to help other companies market their titles and manage their rights program. Through the years she has been responsible for thousands of rights licenses.
Cindy has also been very active with the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association as one of the founders of their rights managers association. She is a frequent speaker at industry events on the subject of rights, such as at the Christian Booksellers Association Marketsquare workshops.
In addition to managing the company, Cindy serves as rights manager for Europe and Scandinavia. She is based in Tennessee and can be reached at email@example.com
Cindy Riggins, President and Founder
Cindy has 24 years international rights management experience. After serving as the International Rights Director for 10 years at
Carolyn Weidmayer, Vice President/Retired
Carolyn began her career in International and Domestic licensing in 1989. Prior to joining Riggins International, she was the Director of Subsidiary
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Although now retired from full-time work, after several years of service for Riggins International, Carolyn remains on our Board of Directors. She now works part-time to manage domestic sub-rights and also assists with special projects as needed.
Catherine Whitehead, Vice President
Catherine has almost 10 years experience in all aspects of rights management for Riggins International. Prior to entering the publishing