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Publishing Ireland Seminar Series: International Rights: Making The Most of International Book Fairs


Publishing Ireland is pleased to announce that this year’s Seminar Series will commence with internationally renowned publishing consultant Sophie Brewer, who will speak on 22 March about selling and negotiating International Rights. Along with offering  a practical and tailored guide to rights, Sophie will also cover the following topic areas:  Permissions/extracts/serial rights : what falls under the rights department and how to manage them; managing your rights revenue and record keeping; rights for children’s market; digital rights management; maximising your international rights network and making the most of international book fairs.

 International Rights Day Fee:  €150 per person to be paid in advance of the seminar.

Sophie Brewer

Sophie Brewer has nearly 20 years of experience in dealing with selling and negotiating rights for both small and independent publishers (including a term as managing director for a small,  London-based publisher called Short Books Ltd) as well as some of the biggest in the world including Macmillan, Penguin and Harper Collins.

Sophie has worked in publishing since 1991, primarily in Rights.  She started out at Pan Macmillan selling rights in titles as diverse as literary fiction, crime, science fiction, music and cookery as well as being responsible for selling co-editions for the highly illustrated gardening list.  She then moved to HarperCollins, predominantly selling serial rights, before being made Rights Director for Penguin UK in 1997.  At Penguin Sophie was responsible for the rights sales across all adult and childrens’ lists as well as merchandising rights in the Penguin brand and all the international business, both rights and co-editions, for Jamie Oliver’s books.  In 2008, after 11 years at Penguin, Sophie left to pursue an academic qualification in professional coaching and now works as a publishing consultant and freelance coach.  She is currently employed on a short term contract at Constable & Robinson in London to help widen their US customer base and consult on general Rights issues and strategy.

To register for the day, contact stephanie@publishingireland.com


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