Selling Rights, All You Need to Know!
26 August 2021 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
What is the course about:
This introduction to rights course details the process, the players, the opportunities and the traps to avoid in the world of rights trading. Selling rights for your books in other languages, and other territories, is a fantastic way to increase revenue without having to create new books: authors love it, it’s great to export a bit of Irish culture and always good to make contacts and friends around the world. Buying rights is the other side of the coin, allowing you to publish a book without having to build it from the ground up!
While the pandemic has had a significant impact, rights are still being sold for all types of books. The O’Brien Press has been trading rights for over 40 years, and Ivan O’Brien has represented the company at dozens of bookfairs. This introduction to rights course details the process, the players, the opportunities and the traps to avoid in the world of rights trading.
Speaker: Ivan O Brien
Ivan O’Brien is Managing Director of O’Brien Press, chair of Dublin Book Festival and a past president of Publishing and past board member of the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency. He has represented Ireland at the Federation of European Publishers. He has worked in publishing for nearly 25 years across production, sales and rights, attending the BEA, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, London Book Fair and Frankfurt Book Fair multiple times.