Browsing by topic: book rights

Are the US and UK Children’s Publishers Getting Stale?

Titles from Europe and Asia, such as this one, The Day I Turned Into a Bird (Chabbert/Guridi) published by Tres Tristes of Spain, and generating more and more interest across the globe.

Global children’s publishers are turning away from the US and UK and toward Asian, French, Italian, Portuguese or Eastern European publishers for fresh content.

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How to Make A Big Bang in Book-to-Film

Lisa Bruce

Lisa Bruce spent years working on the film, The Theory of Everything, before convincing the author to sell the rights to the original memoir.

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Brazil, Asia Are Key Emerging Book Rights Territories

Tom Chalmers

UK rights experts and IPR License discuss why Brazil, Latin America, and Asia are emerging as promising rights territories for books.

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Big Rights Deals for Barcelona Author’s Debut Novel


The 26 rights deals for Milena Busquets’ short debut novel have raised eyebrows — but looking at the author’s passion and personal history, it makes sense

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Rights Sales as “Soft Power”


New research, particularly in South America, is looking at how the publishing and copyright-holding industries can be seen as national wealth generators.

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Why Don’t French Publishers Have a Global Reach?

Agent Pierre Astier

In the Guardian, Pierre Astier and Laure Pecher examine the position of French publishers, noting they remain isolated by hidebound rights practices.

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Download Publishing Perspectives’ London Book Fair Magazine

LBF 2014 magazine cover

Download our London Book Fair magazine on Rights and Licensing, which includes literary agent Q&As, global licensing trends, and perspectives from international companies.

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Agent Barbara J. Zitwer on Bringing Korean Literature to the World

Barbara Zitwer

As the first of an ongoing series of Q&A’s with the world’s leading literary agents, Publishing Perspectives talks to New York’s Barbara Zitwer.

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University Presses Seize Opportunity to Sell Foreign Rights

Staff of the University Press of Colorado, circa 2008. Darrin Pratt, director, is pictured bottom right.

IPR License’s Tom Chalmers talks to a trio of university press directors about their strategies for pursuing foreign rights sales.

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Sharjah “Rights Souk” Fosters Key Partnerships on Geographic Fringe

The rights 'souk' at the Sharjah International Book Fair was bustling.

The latest Sharjah International Book Fair underscored its role in bringing together partners from countries and regions often on the fringes of other fairs.

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