Book Rights: Headed for a Borderless Future?
A free WEBcast, presented by Digital Book World.
The digital transition is challenging the old model of territorial rights, as it is so many other areas of the traditional publishing business model.
Readers around the world can discover new books – especially eBooks – but they may not be able to purchase them because of where they live. This has created a new tension in the marketplace that has many calling for the eradication of the current territorial rights paradigm.
But is this really the best solution for readers and authors?
In this free Digital Book World WEBcast, “Book Rights: Headed for a Borderless Future?“, Emily Williams (co-chair, BISG Rights Subcommittee and publishing consultant), Markus Hoffmann (Agent and Rights Director, Regal Literary) and Michael Tamblyn (VP Content, Sales & Merchandising, Kobo Inc.) will discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for publishers, retailers, agents and authors:
- Why territorial rights came to be bought and sold the way they are.
- The differences between international markets and the barriers this creates for readers.
- Is it possible or desirable to maintain borders in an online world?