Category Archives: Rights

Voices for Canada

Canada, in spite of its southern neighbor’s too frequent assumptions, is not a cultural outpost of US art, literary, and literacy practices. Canadians create and take pride in the richness of Canadian books, authors, and artists. When it comes to identifying, collecting, and promoting Canadian authors, publishers, librarians, and journalists engage in ongoing projects to discover and make discoverable, through meta-tagging, explicit selection and deselection curation rules, and title page verso reference to national and provincial agencies dedicated to the promotion of books.

Comparisons between 2014 and 2015 surveys of adult audiobook listeners in Canada show that the format has gained solid traction and an increasingly invested listening audience. [1] Canadian listening readers, like their counterparts in the US and other countries, continue to enjoy increasing numbers of titles from which to select. However, as with book publication, the search for Canadian content indicates greater potential than current actuality. And with audiobooks, the product has several points at which its Canadianess—or lack thereof—can be judged: author, audiobook publishing company, and narrator talent. Continue reading Voices for Canada

Rights & Content in the Digital Age — A Publishing Perspectives event on June 13


Heads up: At this half-day event on June 13th in New York City, experts from various book and media companies — among them HarperCollins, TED, Copyright Clearance Center, Audiam, and Ingenta — will highlight cutting-edge strategies to help book professionals, including agents, publishers, and ebook providers, maximize their IP and grow their rights business. The price of the standard ticket is $125; interested participants may register for the conference here. Group sales and discounts are available.

Date: June 13, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Grand Hall, NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Sq. South
New York, NY Continue reading Rights & Content in the Digital Age — A Publishing Perspectives event on June 13