18 – 20 April 2023

Introduction to Rights

Now Available On-Demand

Time

12:15 – 12:45

Session

Arrival

12:45 – 12:50

Welcome Speech

Andy Ventris, Event Director, The London Book Fair 

Lynette Owen, Copyright and Rights Consultant

12:50 – 13:00

Why Sell Rights?

Lynette Owen, Copyright and Rights Consultant

  • Why licensing should be a key part of your publishing strategy
  • Uncovering new streams of income
  • Benefits of effective rights selling for authors and publishers

13:00 – 13:45

You Can't Sell What You Don't Own! It's All in the Head Contract

Duncan Calow, Partner, DLA Piper

  • The fundamentals of copyright that you need to be aware of 
  • Ensuring you are granting licences within the confines of the law 
  • Common problems and pitfalls for beginners 

13:45 – 14:45

What Rights CAN You Sell?

Diane Spivey, Rights and Contracts Consultant

Stephanie Purcell, Group Rights Director, Bloomsbury Publishing

Lynette Owen, Copyright and Rights Consultant

  • Introducing the wide range of licensing opportunities
  • Which types of books are suitable
  • Identifying priorities by market sector

14:45 – 15:15

Coffee Break

Join other attendees and discuss today’s sessions

15:15 – 16:15

The Essentials of Rights Selling: A Step-By-Step Guide

Stephanie Purcell, Group Rights Director, Bloomsbury Publishing

  • The practicalities of selling rights
  • Bookfairs and sales meetings
  • Rights selling during the pandemic
  • Effective pitching of your works
  • Closing a deal 

16:15 – 17:00

The Complete Contract and Rights Deal Checklist

Diane Spivey, Rights and Contracts Consultant

  • The basics to consider when negotiating a rights sale
  • Checklist of questions to ask when finalising a deal
  • Fundamentals of a sub-licensing contract
  • Checklist and explanation of key clauses

17:00 – 18:00

Ask the Experts' Session and Networking Reception

Join Lynette, Diane, Duncan, and Stephanie after the conference to ask your burning rights questions.

Speaker information

Andy Ventris

Event Director

The London Book Fair

Lynette Owen

Copyright and Rights Consultant

Duncan Calow

Partner,

DLA Piper

Diane Spivey

Rights and Contracts Consultant

Stephanie Purcell

Group Rights Director,

Bloomsbury Publishing