THE AGENCY

With 30 years of experience in children’s book publishing, PLIS offers a specialized niche service selling Foreign language rights to world-wide publishers.

Some companies complain about their product getting lost by agencies representing dozens of clients. We carefully choose who we represent offering a complementary, non-competing product range to our client base, who are looking for novelty product. We also offer adaptation of our formats to licensed characters.

We are known for professionalism, commitment, integrity and a get-up-and-go attitude and take great pride in placing the right product with the right publisher.

WHAT DO WE DO ?

If you are a packager

We sell rights for book creations internationally, to publishers around the word.

We specialize on co-edition sales whereby the same book is published in multiple languages. We offer personalized attention to your catalogue, maximizing sales.

In order to do this, we believe it is important that we concentrate our efforts on a small niche of represented companies. Our portfolio is carefully selected, offering a wide and varied range of formatted books such as novelty board books, picture books, non-fiction, sound books, bath and cloth books for babies. Although we specialize on children’s books, we also have books for the youth.

If you are a buyer

We help you searching for the right product to publish in your own market.

Our clients appreciate this one-stop efficient and personalized way of working while enjoying savings when joining co-editions. We also can design a format specially for you or we can adapt our novelty formats to your licensed character or to your own design. We work with Walt Disney, Miffy, Pocoyó and other top licenses.

If you are an Illustrator

It is exciting to announce that we have taken over the representation of some inspiring new talents as well as counting with already published amazing illustrators / authors.

If you are an artist / author and we see your potential, we can negotiate on your behalf and get you published!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

June 29, 2021, Raynier was a client of Esther’s

For more than 20 years we have been working with Esther on many different projects, I want to recommend her very much since she works with a high standard of professionalism and follows up for each one of the experiences that we have had. She has very good representations of different products that work very well in the market, she has a great sense to find the best programs in the publishing area.

Raynier Picard, México, Director General de Advanced Marketing S de RL de CV en Advanced Marketing S de RL de CV Presidente del Consejo de Administración de Productos Zam-Fre SA de CV (Chocolates Picard)

September 25, 2019, Link was a client of Esther’s

I have worked with Esther for nearly 15 years. She knows her business, is a professional and a class act. Esther is warm, charming and outgoing which makes every communication with her a positive one. I recommend her without reservation as a sales professional.

Link Dyrdahl, US, Managing Director - Kidsbooks Publishing

September 25, 2019, Jennifer managed Esther directly

I worked with Esther at the start of her publishing career. I have stayed in touch and watched the development of her sales business with admiration. From the start Esther was focused and extremely organised in her work. She is a charismatic and tenacious sales person and will be an asset to any publisher seeking to expand their international sales presence. I highly recommend Esther and am confident she will be a success and make a difference.

Jennifer Fifield, UK, General Manager, International Sales & Marketing/Publishing

September 26, 2014, Hilary managed Esther directly

Esther acted as Foreign Rights Sales Representative for Emma Treehouse Ltd for six years, negotiating the Spanish, Portuguese and Greek publishing rights for our range of childrens’ books. Reporting to both me, when I was a Director and to David Bailey, Managing Director, Esther was a vital part of the growth in sales, particularly in Spain and South America. She is not only excellent at maintaining and growing relationships with existing customers, but her ability to seek out new markets, and new customers with her energy and charm was a lesson to us all. If you want to grow your business, meet new customers, maximise income from your existing client base – then Esther is the person you should work with. There is no-one else who can match her skills and ability.

Hilary Allom, UK, Consultant at H.A.T.C.

March 5, 2013, Jim was a client of Esther’s

becker&mayer! has contracted with PLIS since 2004 for our juvenile rights sales for Central America, South America, Spain, Portugal, and Greece. Working with Esther and Paul has been a pleasure – they are very creative, extremely attentive to our needs, and the results have been fantastic. I strongly recommend PLIS as a resource for international rights and co-edition sales.

Jim Becker, US, Founder, becker&mayer! and SmartLab Toys