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On Establishing a Global Platform for Book Content Rights

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UK company IPR License has built a new platform that promises exploit dormant content via an easy-to-use system for rights holders and buyers to trade globally.

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Why Isn’t More Book Content Licensed? Easy, No Brand

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There is a simple reason just don’t see that much book content transformed into new formats and platforms: books with big enough brands to license are rare.

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Publishers, Agents Turn to Latin America Amid Crisis in Spain

Spanish publishers are turning to countries like Chile for new sources of revenue. Pictured here, the Chilean Exhibition at the Guadalajara Book Fair 2012 (Photo: FIL Guadalajara / Pedro Andrés)

Spain’s financial crisis and slump in book sales has led Spanish-language publishers to focus on Latin America, with agents bypassing Spain to sell rights directly in the region.

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Scandinavia’s Crime Lords: Stockholm’s Salomonsson Agency

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The Salomonsson Agency is credited helping turn Scandinavian crime fiction into a global phenomenon. But is it over? They say ‘nej!’

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French Editor’s Jump to Agenting “Akin to Treachery”

Agent Marc Parent

Former Buchet-Chastel editor Marc Parent is launching a new Paris-based literary agency, in part to help authors make a better living from their writing.

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Will Unglue.it’s Unorthodox Pitch Appeal to Publishers?

Rights are publishers’ primary assets and relinquishing them for fixed fee may not be immediately enticing.

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Unglue.it Crowdfunds Unlimited Licenses for Beloved E-books

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Eric Hellman’s Unglue.it, now in alpha, asks an author or publisher to accept a fixed sum of money from the public for the unlimited use of an e-book.

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Tips from Lucia Riff, Brazil’s Top Literary Agent

Brazil’s top literary agent, Lucia Riff, discusses selling buying and selling rights in Brazil and abroad, and market trends in Brazil

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#BEA11: International Rights – “Hope In A Rapidly Changing World”

By Rachel Aydt International rights deals provide a growing revenue stream many agents, even as advances from publishers continue to shrink. Tuesday’s panel “What is […]

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