'It is an indispensable one-stop reference work for all those working in rights.' - "The Bookseller" 'Every company - whether a trade or academic publishing house, a literary agency or a company at the electronic interface - should have a copy.' - "Publishing News" 'As a one-stop reference for rights personnel, agents, lawyers, senior managers and even authors, "Selling Rights" is essential reading.' - Simon Bell, HarperCollins Publishers. "Selling Rights" is a practical and accessible guide to all aspects of selling rights and co-publications throughout the world. The fifth edition of this authoritative handbook has been updated to include the changes which have taken place in technology, sales and distribution, and legislation in the United Kingdom and overseas. " "Selling Rights" covers the full range of potential rights, from English-language territorial rights, book club and paperback sales through to serial rights, translation rights, dramatization and documentary rights, and electronic publishing and multimedia.
Lynette Owen provides full details of the historical and legal background to rights, advises on aspects of negotiating licence contracts and explains how to get the best possible deal. This fully revised and updated edition of "Selling Rights "includes: changes in legislation in the United Kingdom and the European Union following implementation of the EU Directive on Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society; information on the copyright situation in the United States, Australia and New Zealand; advice on rights management systems and on the use of websites and e-mail promotion for maximizing rights sales; low-priced licensed editions in developing markets and trading with non-copyright countries; and, e-books, digital content aggregators, downloadable audiobooks, electronic rights for new platforms and digitization initiatives by new players such as Google and Amazon. Lynette Owen is Copyright Director of Pearson Education Ltd. She has written extensively on the importance of copyright and is the general editor of "Publishing Agreements".
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements and further reading Useful names and addresses 1 Rights: the historical and legal background 2 The publishing contract: who should control the rights? 3 An expanding range of possibilities 4 The rationale behind rights sales 5 Selling rights: who and how? 6 Tackling the task: essentials 7 Rights selling: a range of methods 8 Book fairs and sales trips: preparation, survival and follow-up 9 English-language territorial rights 10 Book club rights 11 Paperback rights 12 Low-price reprint rights 13 Other reprint rights 14 Serial rights and one-shot periodical rights 15 Digest and condensation rights 16 Translation rights 17 Anthology and quotation rights 18 Rights for the visually impaired 19 Single-voice readings 20 Single-voice recording and video recording rights 21 Dramatization and documentary rights: stage, radio, television and film rights 22 Merchandising rights 23 Reprographic and electronic reproduction rights 24 Electronic and multimedia rights 25 Supply of duplicate production material Index
Lynette Owen is Copyright Director of Pearson Education Ltd. She has written extensively on the importance of copyright and is the general editor of Publishing Agreements.