Now on its fourth edition, the Book Council brings back its very own Rights Exchange (RX). Publishers and agents from across the Asia Pacific region 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 regional and international rights business, the RX showcases a platform publishers and literary agents to engage in possible collaborative projects on translation, digital and print publishing and co-publishing, and other derivative works in multimedia.

The RX is a structured session of 30-minute pre-arranged appointments for publishers and agents to connect and discuss their rights negotiations. Attendees need to be registered delegates or exhibitors to be able to buy and/or sell 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  • unpublished/published manuscripts;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.

Registration

To register for Rights Exchange, simply read through the guidelines and email Carlo at [email protected].

Registration deadline: 15 March 2017

Guidelines Registration Form 

List of Participants

To book an appointment to sell rights of your children's book/content to one of the participating publishers and agents, email Carlo at [email protected] by 10 April 2017. The list of the first batch of participants is included below, and the list will be updated accordingly within the next few weeks.

Andrea Pasion-Flores (Philippines)
Anvil Publishing 
http://www.anvilpublishing.com/   

Cynthea Liu (USA)
http://www.cynthealiu.com/  
Christel Meijer (Netherlands) 
Shared Stories 
http://www.sharedstories.nl/
Kopkan Pattamasiriwat (Thailand)
Nanmee Books 
http://www.nanmeebooks.com/index.php  
Debby Lukito (Indonesia)
Tiga Serangkai Publishing / Yayasan Literasi Anak Indonesia 
https://www.facebook.com/LiterasiAnak  
Nurul Darmadjaja (Indonesia)
Letter Platters Independent Publishing House 
Nung Atasana (Indonesia)
Borobudur Agency 
http://www.borobuduragency.com/
Zafar Anjum (Singapore)
Kitaab International Pte Ltd. 
www.zafaranjum.com
Shera Sihbudi (Indonesia)
Noura Books 
http://nourabooks.co.id/
Wedha SY (Indonesia)
Gramedia
http://www.gramedia.com/
Citra Dewi (Indonesia)
Mizan Publishing House 
http://www.mizan.com/eng/
Frances Plumpton (New Zealand)
Frances Plumpton Literary Agency
http://www.francesplumpton.com/
Flora Maharani (Indonesia)
PT Kanisius 
http://www.kanisiusmedia.com/
Monalisa Fella (Indonesia)
PT Bestari Buana Murni 
http://www.penerbitbestari.com/

Tahir Ahktar (Pakistan)
Children Publications
http://www.childrenpublications.com.pk/

Josef Lee (Singapore)
Self-Published
https://joseflee.wordpress.com/

Orit Bergman (Israel)
Author and Illustrator
http://www.oritbergman.com/