Sarah graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in English and History. Sarah immediately entered into the publishing world as an Acquisitions Assistant at Tantor Media (an imprint of Record Books) – a leading audiobook company located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
During her time at Tantor, Sarah successfully assisted the Acquisitions Department in their day-to-day routines and soon advanced to a Senior Acquisitions Editor. In this new role, Sarah’s focus was to seek and acquire audio rights from publishers, literary agents, or self-published authors. As part of her daily duties, Sarah executed the entire negotiation between the publisher, agent, or author and Tantor. This gave her a vast amount of knowledge about the publishing process, subsidiary rights negotiations, and how to work with professionals within the publishing industry. With several hundred audiobook contracts under her belt, many of the titles Sarah acquired for Tantor became award-winning titles.
Her favorite part of the job was working closely with authors and publishers to bring their audiobook vision to life. She found herself wanting to work closer with these authors to help expand their works into more of these ever-growing platforms. In July 2015, Sarah founded Hershman Rights Management (HRM) with the goal to help her authors maximize the usage of their subsidiary rights. Since opening HRM’s doors, Sarah has represented hundreds of authors and publishers in successful sales of their subsidiary rights. These deals expand across all formats, including audiobooks, foreign translations, e-book/print, and movie/television.
Tania Yvette Rivera attended the University of Connecticut, where she majored in English Literature and Latino/a Studies. Upon graduation, she interned with a literary agency as an Assistant Editor. Following that, she worked as a Marketing Intern with a publishing house, creating book trailers for upcoming works.
At HRM, Tania assists with author acquisition and the sale of our author’s subsidiary rights- specially focusing on audiobooks. She also creates and executes our agency contracts.
Sophia graduated from Lasell University with a degree in Communication and Promotion. After her two internships she developed an interest in digital marketing and brand management. Specifically the ways in which we can connect to the consumer and deliver information.
At HRM, Sophia manages the website, social media pages and blog. She promotes books, authors and HRM uniquely on each platform and helps to insure an interest to all viewers.
Morgan graduated from Wheaton College (MA) with an English and Women’s and Gender Studies double major. She then went on to intern at Society19 where she wrote weekly lifestyle articles before working at HRM. Her passion for literature and its ability to instill imagination and creativity drives most of her work and interest in the publishing industry.
At HRM, Morgan researches and tracks both prospect and current authors to garner subsidiary right representation, contributes to the company blog, and assists in publisher submissions.