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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Selling Rights 8th ed isbn 9781138489486

Selling Rights 7th ed

ISBN13: 9780415835640
New Edition ISBN: 9781138489486
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780415496926
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Selling Rights has firmly established itself as the leading guide to all aspects of rights sales and co-publications throughout the world. The seventh edition is substantially updated to illustrate the changes in rights in relation to new technologies and legal developments in the United Kingdom 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 Creative Commons and Open Access
  • The aftermath of the Digital Economy Act 2010, the Hooper Report and new UK Statutory Instruments affecting copyright
  • Updated coverage of book fairs
  • The implications of adding e-book rights to print licences
  • A separate chapter on collective licensing via Reproduction Rights Organizations
  • The impact of new electronic hardware (e-readers, tablets, mobile phones) – the distinction between sales and licences
  • The rights implications of acquisitions, mergers and disposals
  • Updates on serial rights, including online
  • New appendices listing territories normally sought as exclusive by UK publishers and a glossary of rights specific terms.
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.

Intellectual Property Law, Media and Entertainment Law
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: coeditions 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: coeditions and licences
17. Anthology and quotation rights
18. Rights for the reading impaired
19. Single-voice readings
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 multimedia rights
26. Supply of duplicate production material to licensees

Appendix 1: Glossary of common terms used in rights
Appendix 2: Territories often sought as exclusive by British publishers
Appendix 3: Useful names and addresses