Liberties Press Tries Experimental Contract

Liberties Press has agreed a profit share contract with author Gerry O’Carroll whose previous title, The Sheriff, a memoir of his time as a detective in the Garda, was a bestseller in Ireland.

Sean O’Keeffe, Publishing Director at Liberties Press, said that the deal was a way to “take the risk away from the publisher” and that without innovative ideas like this, they may not have been able to secure a writer of O’Carroll’s stature.

The deal was agreed six month ago and will see Carroll’s new title published in May 2010. The agent who negotiated the deal was Robert Kirby at United Agents. Both Liberties Press and the Author will benefit from subsequent rights sales.

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