International Rights and Building Author Contracts, 9 & 10 March 2016

International Rights & Building Author Contracts-5



Publishing Ireland
International Rights and Building Author Contracts
2 Day Workshop
9-10 March 2016
Venue: Irish Writers Centre
Full Programme here
To book, email or telephone +353 1 6394868 for more information






Words Ireland  in association with Publishing Ireland and the Irish Writers Centre are pleased to be hosting a two-day intensive workshop event with legendary rights expert Lynette Owen.

Former Copyright Director of Pearsons, Lynette Owen, is making a welcome return for an intensive Publishing Ireland training workshop on buying, selling and managing rights in addition to a session on building author contracts. The sessions will take place over two days, on 9 and 10 March in the Irish Writers Centre, and cover the basics of international rights and author contracts, offering something of value for anyone looking to bolster their legal knowledge.

Lynette Owen

Lynette Owens Rights, Rights, publishingireland

Lynette currently tours the globe as a freelance rights consultant and has written and contributed to two handbooks on copyright law: Selling Rights (Routledge) and Clark’s Publishing Agreements (Bloomsbury Professional), respectively. Approaching the issue of copyright from both an authorand publisher’s standpoint, Owen will provide guidance on every aspect of how to sell book rights while protecting yourself and your business.

Venue: The Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square N, Dublin, Co. Dublin City



Wednesday, 9 March, 2016 – Buying and Selling Rights: A Practical Workshop for Publishers  (Full day)

The Sale of rights is crucial to the activities of literary agencies and publishing houses, and can be a major factor in building an authors’ career and maintaining author loyalty. Lynette is the expert in this area and will deliver the best, most up-to-date training on the complexities of rights selling and how to negotiate them at fairs.

Cost:  PI Members, Associate Members and Affiliates : €75

Non-Members: €100


Thursday 10 March – Author Contracts (Morning and Afternoon Sessions)

Day 2 will deliver two short courses: Building Author Contracts and Author-Publisher Contracts- A Practical Workshop for Authors.

Lynette will take publishers and agents through best practice in building an appropriate contract for an author.

Building Author Contracts Morning Session:  PI Members and Affiliates €25

Non-Members: €30

Afternoon Session: Unpacking Author Contracts and Forum Discussion:  Authors, PI Members and Affiliates €13

Non-Members: €15



For full programme details for both days, click Programme

or email or telephone +353 1 6394868 for more information.


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