Rights Training @BBPlus2023

How to Sell Rights and Understand Licensing in Children’s Books

5 March 2023
In Person event
Language: English
Where: SALA SUITE (Services Centre, 1° floor, D)

This event is organized by BolognaBookPlus

Buying and Selling rights in children’s books is crucial for publishing success. In addition to the important revenue streams, it provides access to markets unattainable for the original edition, as well as to new platforms and media, extending brand and author identity.

This half-day training event will ensure that you understand the cornerstone of copyright, and the essential steps of rights selling, whether you are starting off, or considering a career in rights; are in your first year or two and wish to consolidate the basics; you work in contracts or related areas, or you are a self-published children’s author.  It will consider thoroughly those all-important essentials: copyright, rights, contracts, and how to start selling - all with a sharp focus on children’s IP.

The training will be delivered by children’s rights experts with proven experience in selling rights and licensing for children’s books across many territories and markets.

13:30  Welcome coffee

13:45  Introduction from chair Tracy Phillips, Hachette

14:00  Copyright: where it all starts - Sarah Lewis, HarperCollins

14:30  The range of rights and co-editions categories and which are right for your titles - Sara Lewis, HarperCollins

15:10  Contracts: what should be included and how to negotiate - Debbie Bibo, Debbie Bibo Agency

16:00   Break

16:15  The Selling Process - Valentina Columbo, Phileas Fogg Agency

17:00  Licensing and merchandising essentials - Helen McAleer, Children’s Media  Consultant

17.45  Training concludes followed by networking session