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

In Global Trade Talk by Rachel Aydt

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 the Low-Down on the Global Publishing Marketplace?” panel moderated by agent Ira Silverberg of Sterling Lord Literistic, offered several tips, observations and “best practices” for working in the field of international rights. Mr. Silverberg spoke …

There’s No Business Like Book Show Business

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

93-year-old publishing attorney and author Martin Levin reflects on 60 years of book fairs, starting with the American Booksellers Association meeting in 1950. By Martin Levin In a career that spans six decades, and still counting, I have found that there is nothing quite like the annual trade shows in book publishing. 1950s: Washington D.C. I recall my first American …

Yale’s Summer Publishing “Think Tank” Promises “Education for Me”

In English Language by Edward Nawotka

The Yale Publishing Course, taking place July 24-29, focuses on personal professional development, with an emphasis on leadership, business, technology and international issues. By Edward Nawotka If there’s a problem your trying to solve for your book publishing business, it has likely been discussed at one of the numerous publishing conferences held throughout the year. The first time you go …

Is Brazil on Your Publishing Agenda for 2011?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson There’s no question that Brazil’s publishing industry is growing, and looking to the international publishing community for content and partnerships. There is also support from within the country to help fuel this growth. Brazilian government purchases account for 25% of the publishing industry’s total earnings, and the majority of these purchases are in the K-12 textbook segment. …

How Do You Work with Your Overseas Partners?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson We at Publishing Perspectives consistently tout the benefits of forming global partnerships in the publishing industry. From buying and selling rights to learning new tricks of the trade, seeking out new contacts around the world helps us realize that opportunities are everywhere — literally. As today’s feature article on publishing opportunities in India points out, companies in …