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Mary Jo Courchesne

Mary Jo Courchesne - Translator

Buffalo, NY, United States

Need help with permissions or licensing? Put my 20+ years of industry experience specializing in subsidiary rights to work for your book!

Overview

With more than 20 years of experience in trade and academic publishing for both adult and children's nonfiction titles, I possess broad knowledge of the industry as a whole, with deep experience in licensing, permissions, and copyright. I am keen to assist publishers and authors grow their business through targeted licensing campaigns backed by a solid rights policy approach for both inbound and outbound permissions and rights. From pursuit of permissions clearances from third parties for reprint into your publication to acting as your rights management agent for incoming permissions requests or by licensing outbound rights to audio, book clubs, foreign publishers and more, I can help you grow your reach and increase subsidiary income.

Services
Translation Assessment
Languages
English to French
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences History Life Sciences Nature
Fiction
Literature Poetry

Work experience

Principal Rights Consultant and Owner

Self-employed
July, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Seasoned publishing professional with deep knowledge of rights and permissions available to authors, publishers and interested companies seeking to protect their intellectual property as well as increase profitability by exercising various subsidiary rights including licensing editions in audio, book clubs, or for overseas sales and translation.

Services offered include fair use analysis, permissions clearance, and analysis of existing rights policies with recommendations for higher income potential for publishers and authors alike.

Research and clearance of rights necessary for editorial and corporate content use, as well as education on copyright, fair use, public domain, and proper clearances.

Well-spoken lecturer available to educate students, librarians, authors, and companies in general on copyright basics as well as how and when to gain permissions for reuse of intellectual property in new publications, course materials, and in online or digital use.

Director, Subsidiary Rights

National Geographic Society
January, 2000 – June, 2014 (over 14 years)

Responsible for all aspects of English-language permissions, licensing and selected special sales opportunities for National Geographic Books in their thriving adult and children's book publishing lines. Continually seeking new opportunities for additional licensing activity and income both within the Society's divisions and with external partners.

Manager, International Sales

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
June, 1995 – December, 1999 (over 4 years)

Responsible for all aspects of direct response promotions as well as sales forces and inventory levels worldwide.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar!

Named one of the Best Children's Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews!Named one of the top Children's Books of 2012 by the New York Public Library!"Add a little natural wonder to your poetry shelves. Because if we’re talking about the best possible compliment to your eyes and ears alike, few have as many perks and grand moments as this." —School Library Journal starred review"Out of a windless Augu... read more

Named one of the Best Children's Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews!Named one of the top Children's Books of 2012 by the New York Public Library!"Add a little natural wonder to your poetry shelves. Because if we’re talking about the best possible compliment to your eyes and ears alike, few have as many perks and grand moments as this." —School Library Journal starred review"Out of a windless Augu... read more

National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-In: My Gold Medal Adventure (NG Kids Funny Fill In)

National Geographic Kids

Do you love sports? Are you excited for the 2016 Olympic games? Here's an activity book that puts you right at the center of the gold-medal action! Fill in the blanks as you and a friend try your best at gymnastics, synchronized swimming, and much more!

Do you love sports? Are you excited for the 2016 Olympic games? Here's an activity book that puts you right at the center of the gold-medal action! Fill in the blanks as you and a friend try your best at gymnastics, synchronized swimming, and much more!

Hey, Baby!: A Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Stories from Nature's Nursery

Stephanie Drimmer

Sweet dreams are made of this! Join National Geographic Kids on a trip around the globe to celebrate nature's nursery. Get up close to adorable baby animals -- from the teensiest turtle hatchling to the biggest baby whales; from black bear cubs frolicking free in the Rocky Mountains to a kangaroo joey lounging safely in its mother's pouch. Readers will ooh and aah over the cute baby pictures, ... read more

Sweet dreams are made of this! Join National Geographic Kids on a trip around the globe to celebrate nature's nursery. Get up close to adorable baby animals -- from the teensiest turtle hatchling to the biggest baby whales; from black bear cubs frolicking free in the Rocky Mountains to a kangaroo joey lounging safely in its mother's pouch. Readers will ooh and aah over the cute baby pictures, ... read more

National Geographic Field Guide to Birds: New York

Jonathan Alderfer

Sized for backpack or pocket, each 272-page volume highlights a single state or two and covers 125 species (each with a photograph and range map), with local expertise provided by experienced birders. Even novice birders will make quick and confident identifications thanks to the uncluttered, easy-to-use format. An introductory locator map pinpoints top birding sites, and customized range maps... read more

Sized for backpack or pocket, each 272-page volume highlights a single state or two and covers 125 species (each with a photograph and range map), with local expertise provided by experienced birders. Even novice birders will make quick and confident identifications thanks to the uncluttered, easy-to-use format. An introductory locator map pinpoints top birding sites, and customized range maps... read more

Hubble: Imaging Space and Time

David H. Devorkin, Robert Smith

In the spirit of National Geographic’s top-selling Orbit, this large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing more than 200 of the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope. Written by two of the world’s foremost authorities on space history, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time illuminat... read more

In the spirit of National Geographic’s top-selling Orbit, this large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing more than 200 of the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope. Written by two of the world’s foremost authorities on space history, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time illuminat... read more

National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios)

Kitson Jazynka

The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.In this level two biography, difficult concepts are made und... read more

The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.In this level two biography, difficult concepts are made und... read more

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