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Old September 17, 2018, 09:56 AM
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Default Re: Using the Harvey Brody toll position method to profit from fiction "properties"...

Originally Posted by Dien Rice View Post
In the past, we've discussed getting toll positions in "abandoned" IP... Such as out-of-print books, for example...

Here's another example...

Adaptive Books recently acquired the complete literary estate of Zane Grey. For those who don't know, Zane Grey wrote many Western novels. Dozens of his books were made into movies, especially up until the 1950s...

Adaptive will be republishing the books - but also creating new adaptions! (Such as TV shows and movies.)

When you read about them, this is their whole model. Finding and acquiring the intellectual property to abandoned movie scripts, literary properties, and so on. They then republish these works, sometimes in new forms.

It works because you can acquire abandoned literary properties for pennies on the dollar... Or even for free! (See "How to Acquire a Toll Position in 7 Easy Steps" below.)

It's fascinating to read about the Harvey Brody toll-position approach, applied in a new way, to works of fiction...

Adaptive Books Acquires New Titles Plus the Zane Grey Estate

How Adaptive Studios Is Hacking “Development Hell” By Buying Abandoned Screenplays

If you want a refresher course, there are of course a lot of posts on this in the Sowpub archives... Here are a couple...!

How to Acquire a Toll Position in 7 Easy Steps (Live Case Study)

Help on how to recognize a valuable "toll position"

Any questions? (Or if not, fine too... )

Best wishes!


Even if it is only you and I Dien, let's rekindle some TOLL position discussion.

For YOU Dien, a link...

This Beatles tribute band was formed by one of my late classmates, Gary Grimes. They performed at our 50th Class Reunion this past Saturday night.

Take note of their booking schedule, one of the busiest bands out there, and one which Rolling Stone called the best tribute band of all.

What does this have to do with TOLL positioning? Well, they pert near OWN the market when it comes to Beatles performing bands.

But, let's talk TOLLS. Again, and we update things too.

I had a great weekend, and I've scheduled several interviews with classmates, the MILLIONAIRES in the class, to uncover some of their wisdom and advice.

I talked to a guy who just retired from the family business which he and his brothers and sister built into one of the largest cleaning supplies companies in the Great Lakes Region. Hard to use a urinal around here without seeing their little urinal cakes with their names on them down there.

The younger brother went to college and became a chemist, and today, they OWN several proprietary cleaning products which they PRIVATE LABEL to other companies. A true TOLL position. One which follows the Harvey Brody model, in fact a page from his book on Chemical Formulas.

Still, TODAY, fortunes being made by those who control the formulas of certain products.

Over the next few weeks, I will talk to several classmates, one guy lives on 100 acres in Central Ohio, has made many millions from his inventions. I look forward to that chat.

Now as for RE VITALIZING old stuff. Such an opportunity.

There are many different type of TOLL positions, and I hope you are up to sharing some with the group. I know we both have projects with TOLLS, which we can't discuss.

But this is a subject which needs to be looked at under the lights of 2018 business, eh?

So, thank you Dien for bringing this to our attention, and if one can read between the lines, the articles you linked to our priceless.

I don't think the books that Ryan revived are still up or if his Reversion idea is still around, maybe he'll let us know.

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