BISG Rights Education Series for the Publishing Industry

BISG Rights Education Series for the Publishing Industry

Join us on Thursdays for 30-minute webinars on rights management within the publishing industry. Hosted by Book Industry Study Group (BISG), this five-part educational series will feature industry experts in a variety of rights management topics within the publishing industry. The series is specifically designed for those who do not work with rights as the primary part of their job, with sessions intended to cover core topics in an accessible way. Still, even rights professionals should attend. We hope you’ll find new ways of talking about your work with non-specialists. With greater knowledge of rights and rights management across the industry, everyone will benefit.

The five webinars will each tackle a different side to rights management:

 

Rights Education #1 – Why should I care about rights? 

  • When: Thursday, September 23, 2021 3:00 PM (now available on demand)
  • Topic:This first session will provide a broad overview of publishing rights and their importance, including an explanation of different kinds of rights and the way in which different players within publishing may view rights differently. Long-time publishing veteran, Richard Charkin, joins from the UK to provide an overview of the importance of rights from a publisher’s perspective. Literary agent, Pamela Malpas, will speak about how agents view rights and rights transactions differently.
  • Watch On-Demand: CLICK HERE

 

Rights Education #2 – How rights work

  • When: Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:00 PM (now available on demand)
  • Topic: This second session in the ongoing rights educational series will provide an overview of rights transactions. Topics may include: an explanation of inbound and outbound rights and the relationship between rights buyers and sellers; exclusive and non-exclusive transactions; restriction on territories, languages, and formats.
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Rights Education #3 – How do we talk about rights?

  • When: Thursday, November 18, 2021 3:00 PM
  • Topic: This third session in the ongoing rights educational series will provide a vocabulary of important terms used in rights transactions and rights management, with special attention played to instances where terms are not used consistently across the industry, both domestically and internationally.
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Rights Education #4 – How do we manage rights?

  • When: Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:00 PM
  • Topic: This fourth session in the ongoing rights educational series will look at how each rights deal affects the rest of the value chain — how editorial acquisition affects subsidiary rights; how subsidiary rights deals affect domestic sales staffs; how the international sales departments affects subsidiary rights; among other topics.
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Rights Education #5 – Planet Rights”: The Rights Ecosystem

  • When: Thursday, January 13, 2022 3:00 PM
  • Topic: This fifth session in the ongoing rights educational series will look at the end-to-end flow of rights, from concept to consumption.
  • Register: CLICK HERE