Introduction to Rights

  • Introduction to Rights


    Please note that Introduction to Rights has been cancelled in line with the cancellation of The London Book Fair 2020.

    Know your Rights: Selling rights is crucial to make the most out of your titles. Understand exactly what copyright is; contracts wording; how to navigate book fair meetings; and how you sell, are all vital tools for success. Aimed at those new to the rights business, Introduction to Rights offers the skills and knowledge needed to make the most of every acquisitions opportunity in the ever-changing publishing and content creation environment.

  • Programme

    Individual sessions explore each of the pertinent topics' issues and legal complexities, which gives a truly practical guide to rights selling. The "Ask the Experts" session is held directly after the workshop, once again giving attendees the opportunity for continued interaction and discussion.

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    • Better understand the role, and importance, of Rights professionals within the publising industry
    • Learn the basics of negotiating a publishing contract
    • Network with Rights professionals from major publishers.


    Our 2021 speakers are Lynette Owen, Copyright Consultant; Diane Spivey, Group Contracts Director, Hachette UK; Stephanie Purcell, Right & Co editions Director, Simon & Schuster and Duncan Calow, Lawyer, DLAPiper

  • Get involved

    The 2021 Introduction to Rights workshop takes place on Monday 09 March, 2021, 12:45 - 18:00 at  Apex Room, Olympia, West London. Admission into the workshop also includes FREE Visitor access to the three days of The London Book Fair.


    Who is it for?

    Agent | Author | Commissioning Editor | Editor | Writer | Foreign Rights Assistant | Head of Copyright | Information Analyst | Lawyer | Legal Counsel Licensing Manager | Literary Agent | Publisher | Rights: Contracts Manager, Assistant, Consultant, Coordinator, Manager