*+-Literary translator Anne Milano Appel recounts a copyright battle with a publisher, with attorney Erach Screwvala offering legal commentary on the dispute.
*+-167 titles have been submitted in for this year’s selection process of the German Book Prize 2015. The jury will announce the shortlist in August 2015.
*+-In the Rights Center of the LBF, literary agents are reporting deals swirling around Latin America, China, and Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.
*+-Isobel Dixon of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency has helped bring a wide array of authors to a global audience, including many from South Africa.
*+-Laurence Laluyaux, director at London’s Rogers Coleridge and White, sees growing opportunities around the world for agenting literary translations.
*+-IPR License and agent Lucy Abrahams look at the Poland, one of Europe’s dynamic developing book markets, one with huge potential but also many challenges.
*+-At the Salon du Livre in Paris, a new program introduced indie publishers to agents and scouts, while authors continued protesting poor contracts.
*+-At a Publishers Weekly event in NYC, rights directors and agents discussed how automation and standards would improve the book rights business.
*+-Livres Canada Books facilitates networking and connections to help the international publishing community to discover the latest from the vibrant Canadian publishing market.
*+-Publishing Technology’s Randy Petway on the hazards of not knowing what rights you have, not protecting your intellectual property, and the financial benefits of mining the backlist.