As part of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content, the Book Council is organising its first Rights Exchange (RX). Publishers and agents from across Asia, US, New Zealand, and Australia come together for a unique opportunity to sell or exchange book rights and translation rights, negotiate co-publishing deals and other agreements.
Aimed at becoming the centre for international rights business, the RX provides a platform to content providers, such as publishers and literary agents, to engage in possible collaborative projects on translation, digital and print publishing and co-publishing, and other derivative works.
New to AFCC 2014, the RX will be a structured session with pre-arranged appointments for the publishers and agents to connect and discuss their rights negotiations. Publishers need to be registered delegates to be able to participate at the RX. The platform creates a unique opportunity for publishers to meet each other one-on-one to tentatively finalise agreements and interests in the sale/transfer of rights.
Participants must have the rights to sell any of the following:
license/rights for secondary publishers to reproduce the manuscript in print, microform or any digitally readable form, including but not limited to e-pub and electronic online databases; and, license/rights to reprint through third parties for manuscripts, translations and other derivative works based on a manuscript.
The RX will be held at Function Room 2 of the Drama Centre, Level 3.
Director of Rights Exchange Programme:
Linda Tan-Lingard, Managing Director, Yusof Gajah Lingard Literary Agency