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Selling rights

Selling rights

Owen, Lynette

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

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
8th ed.
Published London: Routledge, [2020]
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Statement of responsibility: Lynette Owen
ISBN: 1351037498, 9780815352778, 9781351037495
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Description based on print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (521 pages)
Subject: Contracts Great Britain.; Authors and publishers Great Britain.; Copyright licenses Great Britain.


  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: co-editions and licences
  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: co-editions and licences
  17. Anthology and quotation rights
  18. Rights for the reading-impaired
  19. Non-dramatized reading rights
  20. Audio-recording and video-recording rights
  21. Dramatization and documentary rights: stage, radio, television and film rights
  22. Merchandising rights
  23. Collective licensing
  24. The internet and publishing
  25. Electronic publishing and digital licensing
  26. Supply of duplicate production material to licensees