Licensed Works I am looking for writers to work on.

  • August 2, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

I am seeking several writers to modify, rewrite, modernize, and/or create using their own imaginations from the book (or books) beginning to end. Here is why.


Some years ago, I began inquiring of an author's estate to obtain a license to use their works for something I had planned. Due to infighting in the family and other reasons, the estate chose not to allow permission to use the works. Fortunately my persistence paid off and after many years I have been asked (due to my reputation and experience) to do a rewrite, re-imagining, and modernization of this body of work (all of its numerous novels). Since then I did the same for several other authors' works. Now I am bringing this to the Writers Support Group.

Why do this?:

Simple, I have been very successful as a publisher and the owner of several publishing companies AND for no other reason than giving some up-and-coming writers and authors a chance for glory. If you know me, you will understand why I chose to do this.

The Task in Regards to the Work(s):

To take the originals and re-imagine them in a new, more modern form and perhaps even in a genre different from what they were initially intended for.

Payment (yes there is Payment! but you must read the rest of the paragraphs):

It is like all works done by a writer who is not writing content on a "for-hire" basis but working on a novel that they hope to have published one day. There is no salary while the work is being done nor is there any advance paid (we are all doing this equally, it is an opportunity to work on something that has a world following already and will add those who work on it to the canon of people associated with it.... but there is at the end of the tunnel, a full share in the profits once it sells). Each member of the team on a book shares equally in the net-profits that it generates for its lifetime. That is how payment works.

Oh yes, each member gets their name in the frontispiece of the books.

If there is no payment during the process, what are the benefits?:

The benefits are that all completed works already have a publisher, a publishing company behind them, a printer behind them, and the licensing and legal fees having all been taken care of beforehand amounting to several thousand dollars.

Then what payment can I expect?:

Payment comes in with a full share in the profits once the works hit the retailers' shelves and readers' e-readers and sell. For example, 4 writers on a work equals 1/5 the total net profits as long as the works new form remains in print.

Join or login to comment.

  • michelle i.

    I have attended a previous meeting. It is an interesting proposition.

    July 30, 2013

  • Amanda

    Do we do all the writing that night? How would you distribute the stories? What genres are they? I have never heard about this for.

    July 30, 2013

    • The_Facilitator

      Genres question is to be answered at the meeting, not in this format. Come by and you can Q&A all you please.

      July 30, 2013

    • The_Facilitator

      If you have not heard about this before it is because you are new to the group. Over the last 16 months I have been periodically messaging the group about openings as they come up.

      July 30, 2013

  • michelle i.


    I asked you to resend the writing test but have not received it. Would you please resend it?


    July 30, 2013

3 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy