About Us

Kaplan/DeFiore Rights offers publishers and literary agents full-service international licensing solutions: including early proposal/manuscript reports, solicitation and negotiation of contracts, tax forms and financial analysis of royalty statements.

A regular presence at the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs, Linda Kaplan works closely with publishers, scouts and subagents to get the best offers with the best publishers.

Linda Kaplan has been a rights professional for more than 25 years at companies including Random House, Putnam, Simon & Schuster, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and was most recently, VP, director of rights at the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House.

Linda has sold British, translation, and domestic rights across all categories including business, memoir, history, science, cooking, craft, spirituality, and self-help as well as literary and commercial fiction. She has negotiated many rights licenses on behalf of, among others, Gillian Flynn, Martha Stewart, Tim Ferriss, Deepak Chopra, Jillian Michaels, Nick Vujicic, and Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.