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Libraries and Licensing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This is a critical difference, because in licensing contracts, the first sale doctrine does not apply. For those […]

Book-Jobs Not by the Book: Tom Chalmers, Literary Rights & Tech Startups

Tom Chalmers is the founder and Managing Director of the recently launched online platform, IPR License, which allows people around the world to post and discover literary rights. Tom has been shortlisted for a number of publishing and entrepreneurial awards in the UK, and has a range of publishing ventures on his resume already. He took the time to talk to Trendsetter about being a tech startup within publishing, exciting opportunities within the field of Rights Licensing, and about the importance of business know-how for the bookish set.  **** What was […]

Read the Show, Watch the Book

Which came first: the film or the book? A liiiittle harder to tell than usual with this new project over at Wattpad. Pam Odina, who’s in publicity over there, explained the project to us this way: “BeActive Entertainment is syndicating a novel, [Aisling’s Diary] with the accompanying web series episode each week onto the Wattpad platform – web and Android and iOS apps. Instead of reading a novel and then waiting until a series or movie adaptation comes out, the webisode/novel hybrid will let readers/watchers experience the content simultaneously.” Do you think […]