Selling Rights has firmly established itself as the leading guide to all aspects of rights sales and co-publications throughout the world. The eighth edition is substantially updated to illustrate the changes in rights in relation to new technologies and legal developments in the UK and the rest of the world.
This fully revised and updated edition includes:
• coverage of the full range of potential rights, from English-language territorial rights through to serial rights, permissions, rights for the reading-impaired, translation rights, dramatization and documentary rights, electronic and multimedia rights;
• more detailed coverage of Open Access;
• the aftermath of recent reviews and revisions to copyright in the UK and elsewhere;
• updated coverage of book fairs;
• a major update of the chapter on audio rights;
• an updated chapter on collective licensing via reproduction rights organizations;
• the impact of new electronic hardware (e-readers, tablets, smartphones);
• the distinction between sales and licences;
• the rights implications of acquisitions, mergers and disposals;
• updates on serial rights;
• new appendices listing countries belonging to the international copyright conventions and absentee countries.
Selling Rights is an essential reference tool and an accessible and illuminating guide to current and future issues for rights professionals and students of publishing.