Selling Rights is a practical and accessible guide to all aspects of selling rights and co-publications throughout the world. The sixth 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, especially relating to web 2.0. 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.
This fully revised and updated edition of Selling Rights includes: the need to deal with the use of orphan works, the entry of more countries into membership of the international copyright conventions and initiatives to tackle electronic piracy developments in the area of parallel importation practical advice on rights management systems and on more efficient ways to promote and submit titles to potential licensees developments in the licensing of translation rights coverage of collective licensing systems for the use of extracts from copyright works initiatives to make copyright works more accessible to the reading-impaired recent developments in e-publishing, such as the new e-readers, downloadable audiobooks, and the rise of the mobile phone important distinctions such as whether e-books constitute sales or licences.
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