RIGHTS 2018

Sessions designed primarily for rights managers/directors and others licensing foreign and domestic subsidiary rights, as well as contracts and permissions staff. 

The 2018 Rights Track is designed to present content that will be helpful in building an effective Rights program. Each session will be crafted to provide practical information to improve the impact of your house's licensing efforts. We will explore issues that relate to maximizing the present opportunities and preparing for the future direction of Rights. We will also hear strategic intelligence reports on specific foreign language markets, as well as an opportunity to network and learn along with other rights professionals. Whether you are new to rights or a seasoned veteran we invite you to sign up for the Rights sessions. 


Author
Julian Bibb

Attorney, Waller Lansden
Dortch & Davis, LLP

Session 1

GDPR, Privacy Rights, and Regulation in the U.S. and Abroad

This session will discuss the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—the set of regulations strengthening data privacy and protection laws for residents of the EU/EEA—and what it means for business. The implications of the GDPR impact U.S.-based businesses of all industries that collect, process and maintain personal data of EU/EEA residents regardless of where the business is located. What's ahead? We'll present an update on current developments and a look ahead at privacy rights and regulation in the U.S. and abroad.

Author
Paul Abspoel

Publisher, Het Boek and Ark Media, a part of Royal Jongboed in the Netherlands

Author
Sninichi Iwamoto

President, Word of Life Press Ministries, Japan

Session 2

Market Intelligence Report: Netherlands and Japan

Representatives from Jongbloed and Word of Life Press will join us via video to give an overview of trends and updates on the publishing markets in The Netherlands and Japan.

Paul is responsible for Het Boek (Biblica) Bible publications and all titles published under the publishing name Ark Media. Since January 2018 Ark Media Is an integral part of Royal Jongboed in Heerenveen, the Netherlands. Ark Media publishes Christian books for all ages, both fiction and non-fiction. They publish for the Dutch language area consisting of the Netherlands, the Flemish part of Belgium, Surinam and the Dutch Antilles. Ark Media is well-known for Children’s Bibles and Bible story books. Often they cooperate with foreign publishing partners in the production of international co-editions. For adults they have books on Christian Living, Bible Study, calendars, diaries, devotional books and novels. They are also well-known for their gift book and greeting card program (Morgensterkaarten). As a Publisher, Paul keeps in touch with (inter)national partners by visiting book fairs.

Mr. Iwamoto started working for Word of Life Press Ministries in 1983 right after graduating from college. He started his first role as a business manager, going around various churches to share about WLPM, and then he became Vice President in 2012, and then became President of Word of Life Press in June, 2017. Word of Life Press Ministries (WLPM) began in 1950 as a literature evangelism committee of missionaries of The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). In 2017 Sninichi Iwamoto succeeded Mr. Tago as president. WLPM has grown into Japan’s largest Christian publishing, retailing, and distributing enterprise with a staff of 100 Japanese evangelical Christians from 30 denominations. It includes ministries that publish Bibles, books, music, CDs, DVDs, computer software, Christian magazines, tracts, gifts, cards, and a weekly newspaper. Over 700 titles are in print at any one time and 60-80 new titles a year are published.

Author
Frank Gomez

Associate, Goodwill Rights
Management Corp.

Session 3

Evolge: The New Global Rights Marketplace

Join us for an overview of evolge.com, the unique, dynamic and growing online marketplace for Christian rights buyers and sellers around the world. Evolge.com is a Christian service provider empowering publishers to market rights to front and backlist titles, while delivering immediate connection between rights buyers and sellers to transact business anytime, from anywhere in the world. For rights buyers, evolge.com delivers comprehensive listings of Christian titles; for rights sellers, evolge delivers discoverability—and leveraging publishers’ intellectual property while maximizing subsidiary rights potential—all for less than the price of admission to a book fair.

Author
David Thornton

Export Sales Manager,
Tyndale House Publishers

Author
Aaron Camp

International Licensing Manager, Crossway

Session 4

Bible Licensing

There are many complexities and indicatrices when it comes to Bible Licensing. During this session we will dive into some of these. Whether you are a Bible publisher looking to license Bible content or if you are interested in licensing Bible content from a Bible publisher, this will be helpful information for you to know.

Author
Hans-Werner Durau

Publisher of SCM Verlagsgruppe, and chairman of the association of publishers and bookstores in Germany

Author
Joël Short

Director, Éditions Farel, a Christian publishing house in France

Session 5

Market Intelligence Report: Germany and France

Hans-Werner Durau (SCM Verlagsgruppe) and Joël Short (Éditions Farel) will join us via video to give an overview of trends and updates on the publishing markets in Germany and France.

Author
George Roach

International Rights Manager,
Tyndale House Publishers

Session 6

Digital Tools for Contracts and Communication

We will take a look at some of the digital tools available to help improve efficiencies and effectiveness when it comes to contracts and communication. We will review tools for digital signatures on contracts, communication of news and new titles, and overall social media presence.

Author
Chase Neely

Chase Neely, PC and Leverage Creative Group, Inc.

Session 7

Author Perspective on Rights

Chase is an Intellectual Property attorney in the Nashville area working with artists, musicians, and authors. His presentation will be a discussion on his approach to working with authors as it relates to rights. Included in this presentation will be an interview with an author to gain their perspective on rights.

Brain Trust Lead

Team Member

George Roach

International Rights Manager,
Tyndale House Publishers

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