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How do I acquire and retain rights to a Suntup Editions publication?

Our definition of “rights.”

The ability to purchase the next book and match the number or letter to the previous book. Taking it further, having “rights” to a book simply means that you will be included in the Matching Pre-Order email that is sent to owners of the previous book, thereby providing you with the ability to purchase the new book before it opens up for public pre-order.

For those who own a Numbered or Lettered edition of Misery by Stephen King, If Suntup Editions publishes another Stephen King book in the future, you will not lose your matching rights if you choose to pass on any non-Stephen King book.

Rights remain with the physical book, and only apply to the most recently announced edition, or to Misery by Stephen King. If you own the latest Numbered edition that Suntup Editions has announced, we will match your number to the next release, provided you place your order during the Matching Pre-Order.  Due to fluctuations in limitation between titles, the matching may be to your last designation or to the designation you have the most. Lettered designations are guaranteed provided you place your order during the Matching Pre-Order. If you pass on the new release, you relinquish rights to that number or letter for future releases.

If you are buying or selling a Suntup Editions book:

Pre-ordered editions which are not yet published
We do not track or monitor aftermarket sales of our editions, nor do we “police” the sale of our editions on the aftermarket; however, if you choose to sell our most recently announced book, then number or letter rights should transfer to the new owner because rights follow the physical book. Buyers should be aware of this if matching is important to you. As the seller, if you choose to sell without rights, then this should be clearly stated to the buyer so that they are aware.

As a buyer, the only way we can know if a book was sold to you, and thereby transfer rights to you, is when a transfer form is submitted by the seller. The form should only be submitted by the seller, and not the buyer (unless you have purchased Misery by Stephen King.)

Misery by Stephen King
Because this edition has already been published, and it exists on a separate “rights” thread; then possession rules. The fact that rights follow the physical book means that if you have purchased a copy of Misery, you have the right to submit the buyer form thereby registering as the owner of record, even if the seller tells you that the book is being sold without rights.

When we receive a transfer form, we update the database with the new registered owner information. These forms can be found in the applicable articles on the Matching Rights Registration page.

Please note: Rights cannot be transferred without the sale of a book.

Updated on August 21, 2020

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