Chair: Puja Telikicherla, Digital Publishing and Rights Manager, Georgetown University Press
Panelists: Karen Peláez, Subsidiary Rights Manager, Harvard University Press; Stephen Williams, Rights and Permissions Manager, Indiana University Press; Claire Wellnitz, Director of Intellectual Property and Subsidiary Rights, University of California Press; Ceylan Akturk, Rights and Permissions Manager, Wayne State University Press
Buying and selling international rights is a key component to scholarly publishing, but what really goes on at the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs, and how do those licensed editions actually come about in such a busy marketplace? This panel gathered fellow rights managers to chat about best practices, current trends, and how to maximize your time at a hectic international book fair. Topics included: tip sheets, how to prepare, expectations around revenue, key clauses in the licensing contract, relationship with agents (exclusive? non-exclusive?) and coordinating metadata and other details back at home.
Subject areas: Acquisitions / Marketing / Business / Foreign Rights