commercial rights to publish an author's work, usually a novel, or to use it on radio or television one chapter or episode at a time.
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How to use serial rights in a sentence
The magazine might pay as much as five hundred dollars for the serial rights—and with that start, they would surely be safe.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
On the other hand, you can prepare to dispose of the serial rights of the Schooner Farallone: a most grim and gloomy tale.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Bird sold the serial rights to a big national weekly that same day for thirty thousand dollars.The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
And if you will only be a Mahatma, or a disciple, I will gladly let you have the serial rights in that great work.
Mr. Chatto gave me a lump sum down for serial rights and copyright, and ran 'Philistia' through the pages of The Gentleman's.My First Book: | Various