Rights & Permissions Consulting

Permissions clearance, rights management, licensing, and copyright education for independent publishers, authors, photographers, creators, and companies.





Whether text, photographs, art, film, or music, GPC will do the research and get permission for the content you need quickly and efficiently.



Not sure what to do when someone asks to re-use your IP? Let GPC manage your catalog and negotiate terms on your behalf so that you can continue doing what you do best: creating content!


Don't know where to begin with subsidiary rights? Let us manage your IP and get your content into alternate formats with the right partners. You just collect the royalties; we'll do the rest!



Confused about copyright?  Gryphon Publishing Consulting can educate you and your staff on copyright basics as well as answer your basic questions about how best to protect your intellectual property. 



We'll research and vet the right publishing partners to take your content around the world, and then help you negotiate the terms you deserve for your content.



Know before you publish whether you will need permission for anything in your publication and protect yourself from copyright infringement. 



Gryphon Publishing Consulting, LLC is a boutique subsidiary rights, permissions and licensing company that specializes in helping independent publishers, authors, museums, and corporations grow their books' income potential and gain more visibility from readers through targeted outbound licensing.


Serializations, audio, book clubs, special sales, foreign licensing and more are within your reach with GPC on your side. Let us represent your content to new clients to cultivate new deals and partnerships, resulting in increased revenue and reach.


Gryphon Publishing Consulting, LLC also offers inbound rights management services, permissions clearance for text,  photos, art, fair use manuscript evaluations, rights policy (copyright policy) development, copyright education, and more.


Contact us for a Fair Use manuscript review to help your company determine any permissions needs on forthcoming projects, or have Gryphon Publishing Consulting research and execute permissions clearance on your next project on time and under budget.


Gryphon Publishing Consulting is your one-stop shop for all of your permissions and licensing needs. 




Our founder and President, Mary Jo Slazak Courchesne, is a publishing veteran with more than 20 years of experience in trade, academic and direct-response publishing, and has spent nearly 2 decades years specializing in licensing, subsidiary rights, and permissions. She is a frequent and polished presenter on licensing and copyright. She firmly believes that everyone from authors to publishers to corporations should “know their rights” when it comes to intellectual property. To that end, she instructed in The George Washington University's Masters in Publishing program for 13 years, first for 11 years as Adjunct Professor for a course entitled Editorial Content, Rights and Permissions, and subsequently as Lecturer in a course on copyright. She is a member of the Copyright Alliance, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), and the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She has also held memberships with other organizations such as the American Society of Picture Professionals and Washington Publishers. She currently serves as a member of the Advocacy Committee for IBPA, is the "copyright expert" for the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE), and is Secretary and board member for The Big Easy in Buffalo.



Due to a family emergency, we have temporarily suspended new consultations, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We anticipate opening our availability once again in late summer. 

In the meantime, feel free to drop us a line with your question via Contact US and we'll reply to you as soon as we are able.

Thank you!