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 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 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.
Praise for the seventh edition:
The combination of a clear, detailed technical approach together with helpful practical advice makes this book indispensable to everyone working in or interested in the field of rights, be they a publishing student, someone at the start of a career in rights or a seasoned professional. Elegantly written, practical, definitive - I have found each edition of Selling Rights to be essential reading.
- Andrea Joyce for BookBrunch
Selling Rights remains the bible for UK rights practitioners. Even those who have well-thumbed copies of every previous edition on their shelf will find much of interest and plent of Owen's straightforward and practical advice.
- Clare Hodder for Logos
For young publishers and anyone interested in the publishing industry as it undergoes a rapid period of transformation, [Selling Rights] can be read for information from cover to cover, giving great pleasure, like a history book or a novel … Do you want to know what Mark Twain thought about copyright? Bone up on the Google Library Project? Discover the terms of the NESLi licence? Pinpoint your exact rights as a co-edition publisher? This is the book for you.
- Linda Bennett for The Publishers Association
This book offers comprehensive guidance on all aspects of rights and licensing, from what might be considered the traditonal … through to digital licensing of content … There is simply no other book on the market that deals with the subject in so detailed a way … Lynette Owen's Selling Rights continues to be the definitive reference for all those involved in the licensing of copyrights, in whatever type and format the potential licensee requires.
- Sue Mattingley for Learned Publishing