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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Selling Rights 7th ed isbn 9780415835640

Selling Rights 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780415496926
New Edition ISBN: 9780415835640
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780415362801
Published: May 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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.

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 and proposed changes to copyright legislation in the United Kingdom, the European Union and elsewhere as a result of developments in electronic publishing and the impact of technology companies such as Google and Amazon
  • 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.

Intellectual Property Law, Media and Entertainment Law
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