Thread poster: yomsg
| | yomsg
Local time: 08:01
Arabic to English
I am a certified Arabic/English-English Arabic translator. I read the works of Irish authors and i want to translate their books into Arabic. But I do not know how to buy copy rights. I attempted to contact the publishers even the authors themselves via internet but I got no answer. Is there someone who can tell me what to do?
| | Usch Pilz
Local time: 07:01
English to German
A small addition to @ Tim:
If you are interested in older publications: After so many years the copyright expires, and literary works become public domain.
The protected period differs greatly from one country to the next. But you can find info about in on the web.
After that, you still need to do some research, especially find out if the book has already been translated into your language of choice. (Why do it again if you have nothing substantial to add ...)
This might help:
Some more thoughts:
What about the post-translation process? Do you have anybody who will edit for you? Do you intend to self-publish? Find a publisher?
Maybe that is another angle to consider before you take on the workload of a book translation.
Best - Usch
[Edited at 2015-02-20 20:44 GMT]
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