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Rights Exchange

Date: 4 Jun 2015 (Thursday), 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Function Rooms 1& 2 of the Drama Centre, NLB L3
For: Publishers, literary agents and self-published authors

As part of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content, The Book Council is organising its very own Rights Exchange (RX). Publishers and agents from across Asia, US, New Zealand, and Australia can come together for a unique opportunity to sell and/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.

The RX is 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:

  • unpublished/published manuscripts;
  • translation projects;
  • 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 AFCC RX is pleased to announce the following core participants prepped for pre-scheduling.

Download and fill up the registration form to book your meetings, and submit them on or before 15 May 2015. Email your registration forms and enquiries on RX to Carlo Venson Peña / [email protected]

Additional core participants will be announced accordingly.

UPDATE: Please note that Tina Narang's slots are currently full. 


Literary Agent, Publisher | Yusof Gajah Lingard Literary Agency (Malaysia)

Linda is interested in picture books and chapter books. For RX, illustrators are welcome to bring their portfolio. Writers of picture books should bring the synopsis and complete manuscript. Writers of chapter books and others should have a synopsis and first chapter. Writers should be able to explain why their work is different from others already in the market. Self-published authors are welcome.


Publisher, Scholastic India (India)

Tina is interested in picture books, chapter books, middle grade and young adult fiction.


Development Director, Made in Me (UK)

Eric is looking for illustrated children's books/brands for preschool up to 9 years old that would work as books but also as TV, games, etc.


Author and Principal Platypus, Duckbill Books (India)

Duckbill books is looking for content for ages 7 and up, starting with chapter books. They are looking for books that has the element of humour. Duckbill does not do picture books or books that are educational or didactic.


Literary Agent, Jacaranda Literary Agency (Philippines/Singapore)

Jacaranda is looking for fiction titles, from midgrade to YA. 



Publisher (Philippines)

The publishing house is looking for product pitches intended for intermediate readers and young adult novels. The respresentatives are Asa Montenejo (Marketing Director) and Vanessa Estares (Marketing Executive).


Wu ShuangYing

Hunan Juvenile and Children’s Books Publishing House

Hunan Juvenile and Children's Books Publishing House is looking for children’s literature, children’s picture books, science books for children, and other fiction and non-fiction books for children.