RIGHTS 2018

Sessions designed primarily for rights managers/directors and others licensing foreign and domestic subsidiary rights, as well as contracts and permissions staff. 

The 2018 Rights Track is designed to present content that will be helpful in building an effective Rights program. Each session will be crafted to provide practical information to improve the impact of your house's licensing efforts. We will explore issues that relate to maximizing the present opportunities and preparing for the future direction of Rights. We will also hear strategic intelligence reports on specific foreign language markets, as well as an opportunity to network and learn along with other rights professionals. Whether you are new to rights or a seasoned veteran we invite you to sign up for the Rights sessions. 


Author
Chase Neely

Chase Neely, PC and Leverage Creative Group, Inc.

Author Perspective on Rights

Chase is an Intellectual Property attorney in the Nashville area working with artists, musicians, and authors. His presentation will be a discussion on his approach to working with authors as it relates to rights. Included in this presentation will be an interview with an author to gain their perspective on rights.

Author
Silke Gabrisch

SCM Verlagsgruppe, Germany

Author
Joel Short

Éditions Farel, France

Market Intelligence Report: Germany and France

Representatives from SCM Verkagsgruppe and Éditions Farel will join us via video to give an overview of trends and updates on the publishing markets in Germany and France.

Author
Paul Abspoel

Publisher, Het Boek and Ark Media, a part of Royal Jongboed in the Netherlands

Author
Sninichi Iwamoto

President, Word of Life Press Ministries, Japan

Market Intelligence Report: Netherlands and Japan

Representatives from Jongbloed and Word of Life Press will join us via video to give an overview of trends and updates on the publishing markets in The Netherlands and Japan.

Paul is responsible for Het Boek (Biblica) Bible publications and all titles published under the publishing name Ark Media. Since January 2018 Ark Media Is an integral part of Royal Jongboed in Heerenveen, the Netherlands. Ark Media publishes Christian books for all ages, both fiction and non-fiction. They publish for the Dutch language area consisting of the Netherlands, the Flemish part of Belgium, Surinam and the Dutch Antilles. Ark Media is well-known for Children’s Bibles and Bible story books. Often they cooperate with foreign publishing partners in the production of international co-editions. For adults they have books on Christian Living, Bible Study, calendars, diaries, devotional books and novels. They are also well-known for their gift book and greeting card program (Morgensterkaarten). As a Publisher, Paul keeps in touch with (inter)national partners by visiting book fairs.

Mr. Iwamoto started working for Word of Life Press Ministries in 1983 right after graduating from college. He started his first role as a business manager, going around various churches to share about WLPM, and then he became Vice President in 2012, and then became President of Word of Life Press in June, 2017. Word of Life Press Ministries (WLPM) began in 1950 as a literature evangelism committee of missionaries of The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). In 2017 Sninichi Iwamoto succeeded Mr. Tago as president. WLPM has grown into Japan’s largest Christian publishing, retailing, and distributing enterprise with a staff of 100 Japanese evangelical Christians from 30 denominations. It includes ministries that publish Bibles, books, music, CDs, DVDs, computer software, Christian magazines, tracts, gifts, cards, and a weekly newspaper. Over 700 titles are in print at any one time and 60-80 new titles a year are published.

Author
George Roach

International Rights Manager,
Tyndale House Publishers

Digital Tools for Contracts and Communication

We will take a look at some of the digital tools available to help improve efficiencies and effectiveness when it comes to contracts and communication. We will review tools for digital signatures on contracts, communication of news and new titles, and overall social media presence.

Author
Robert Downs

Director of Licensing & Subsidiary Rights, HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Author
David Thornton

Export Sales Manager, Tyndale House Publishers

Discussion on Audio Book Strategies

With the growing popularity of audio books, it is a good time to discuss different strategies for bringing audio books to the market. What are the options? Where do you start? How do you evaluate the best option for your publishing house? What can we anticipate for the future of audio books?

Brain Trust Lead

Team Member

George Roach

International Rights Manager,
Tyndale House Publishers

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