Archive | August, 2010

BTB #180: Jeff Sedlik on Rights, Copyright & Photography

With core funding now in place, the PLUS Registry – a global online resource which connects images, rights holders and rights information – is set to launch this fall. By special arrangement with the American Society of Media Photographers, Beyond the Book presents PLUS president and CEO Jeff Sedlik‘s remarks at ASMP‘s “Registration Counts” conference […]

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BTB #179: Understanding ‘Net Neutrality’

Wondering whether you should care about “net neutrality” or are you even just a little bit puzzled about exactly what is “net neutrality”? Chris Kenneally went to Marc Strohlein, Chief Agility Officer for publishing analyst firm Outsell, for a straight take on what may be the sleeper issue of the year for publishing and media […]

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BTB #178: Book Rights Sales & Spanish Markets

At BookExpo America, Spanish publisher Blanca Rosa Roca (pictured) and American literary agent Diana Finch explored with Chris Kenneally topics such as territorial issues for publishers working between Spain and Latin America; the role of agents in finding negotiating opportunities; and the growing role of Spanish-language publishing within the US. The 2010 BEA Global Market […]

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BTB #177: Spanish Fiction and the American Allure

For BookExpo America 2010, Spanish publishers and authors bathed in the spotlight of the Global Market Forum. That special focus brought Beyond the Book’s Chris Kenneally together with a pair of Spanish novelists whose work and lives have been shaped by their time in the United States. Eduardo Lago is an award-winning novelist, translator, and […]

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Best of BTB: Rethinking Author Contracts for the Digital World

E-books and other fledgling publishing forms present opportunities and challenges for authors, even while they raise caution flags when it comes to rights negotiations with publishers. In March, at the Publishing Business Conference & Expo, attorney Sara Pearl and literary agent John Silbersack, both of the highly-regarded Trident Media Group, gave Chris Kenneally their candid […]

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