About HRM


Sarah Hershman, Manager

Sarah is the manager of Hershman Rights Management (HRM), a licensing literary agency created to work with authors and publishers to maximize the usage of their subsidiary rights. Prior to HRM, Sarah acquired audio rights for Tantor Media as a Senior Acquisitions Editor. During her time at Tantor, she selected hundreds of titles to turn into audiobooks. On a daily basis she read through submissions from literary agents, publishers, and self published authors to determine if their books or concepts would sell well. In order to do her job effectively, she needed to keep up with the current publishing trends, understand what readers are demanding at that moment, and what they will be demanding months/years down the road. Sarah founded HRM so she could share her knowledge with others.



Tania Yvette Rivera attended the University of Connecticut, where she majored in English Literature and Latino/a Studies. Since graduating, she has had the honor of interning with a literary agency, along with a publishing house.

Sophia Carasone, Marketing ASSOCIATE

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.

This blog was created with the hope that it will help to bring your writing to life and to discuss all things related to publishing, reading, and writing. Write on.

21 thoughts on “About HRM

  1. Lindz June 5, 2015 / 12:57 am

    Going into publishing is my dream!

  2. Amelia E. Browne January 15, 2016 / 4:14 am

    I stumbled upon your blog by accident but I’m so glad that I did. Plenty of well-written and helpful articles. I look forward to reading more. 🙂

  3. jademwong January 29, 2016 / 4:30 am

    I found your blog through Silver Threading and I’m definitely here to stay. You have so many useful and interesting posts! Thanks for sharing them all and I hope you keep it up 🙂

  4. M. L. Kappa January 29, 2016 / 6:31 am

    Great blog – found you by chance through Pinterest. Hi! Marina

  5. everydaychick1 April 20, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    People like you make writing and blogging so enjoyable and accessible. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with other writers!

  6. Shreya Madhusudan July 20, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Hi there! Thank you for stopping by my blog! It really was an honour…..

  7. Joe Brewer March 22, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    First, thank you for following my blog. Second, I love this site. Well done. I look forward to coming back to visit. All the best, JMB

  8. Jane Simon Ammeson March 29, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Wonderful site. I love reading the articles and am now following it so I can stay up to date.

  9. Shannon Stults April 9, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Thanks for looking in on my site. It means a lot that you saw something you liked. I can already tell there’s a lot I can learn from your blog. 🙂

  10. Jas April 12, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    Woohoo, audiobooks! I honestly think this market is going to grow and grow.

  11. franklparker April 20, 2018 / 3:11 am

    Thanks for liking my recent interview with Graham Watkins, thereby helping me discover you!

  12. Betty Valentine May 23, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Thanks for looking at my site-It took quite a lot for me to share an example of my work with the world, I am now following you.

    You have encouraged me to maybe share a little of my writing and to have a bit more confidence about what I do.

  13. mtaggartwriter May 24, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    I’d like to communicate with someone from HRM. I clicked the Facebook icon under your Contact Us, however, it brought me to a page that is unavailable. Is there another way to reach you?

    • Hershman Rights May 24, 2018 / 2:24 pm

      Hi! We recently updated the contact information, try the button again! 🙂

      • mtaggartwriter May 24, 2018 / 2:26 pm

        Perfect, it works now!

  14. JOY journal June 13, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    Thanks for stopping by. Always good to meet other people in the industry! Books — got to love them.

  15. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes August 8, 2018 / 8:33 pm


    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, look forward to seeing you again soon


  16. nationaldogweekbook August 30, 2018 / 11:03 am

    Thanks for the LIKE – I have a few titles that are suitable for Audio – a goal for 2019 among some new projects under “scrutiny”.

    • Jane Simon Ammeson December 31, 2020 / 3:21 pm

      Tell mw about your projects. I just discovered this area on WordPress…

  17. mercy229 December 7, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Thank you for giving me the chance to discover you 🙂

  18. annettehamilton82 December 22, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Thanks for visiting my site, I am so glad to be here on yours. What a wonderful concept! Love the audio. Wish it could be set up via Spotify or something like that, so we can all listen too. Or maybe it can and I’m not seeing how. In any case am reading your blog and looking forward to more. Appreciated your comment on Memoirs, am getting ready to publish my first volume and about to write more about that on my Writing Zone: annette-hamilton.com
    Cheers and best wishes for the holiday season.

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