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Traditional And New Trends In Trade Book Publishing (2015)

Traditional And New Trends In Trade Book Publishing (2015)


3.5 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice

Program Topics

Traditional Trade Publishing Basics: Business Models, Contracts and Other Legal Issues

The first panel will provide an overview of legal and business issues that arise in the context of traditional trade book publishing. Areas to be discussed include: the relationships and contracts that exist among authors, agents and traditional book publishers; highlighting key clauses in agent-author agreements; author-publisher agreements; and author-collaboration agreements. The panelists will also cover deal points related to motion picture and television option agreements.

New Trends in Book Publishing: E-Books, Self-Publishing and Other Developments

The second panel will focus on new and evolving publishing business models that have gained prominence over the past several years, especially e-books, self-publishing and subscription and other new services. A discussion of issues related to the grant of rights, including electronic rights, and the royalties payable for the new uses, in new and older author-publisher contracts, will be included. The panel will also look at business and legal issues in the self-publishing space, including services offered, upfront fees, rights granted, royalties, technical formats, and distribution channels. 



Program Speakers

Diane Krausz (Program Co-chair)
Diane Krausz and Associates

Stephen Rodner (Program Co-chair)
Senior Counsel
Pryor Cashman LLP

Judith B. Bass
Law Offices of Judith B. Bass

Eric S. Brown, Esq.
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vasallo, P.C.

John B. De Laney
Senior Vice President, Business Affairs
Director of International Publishing
ICM Partners

Joan Sari Faier, Esq.

Jonathan Lyons
Of Counsel
Savur Threadgold LLP

Mary E. Rasenberger
Executive Director
The Authors Guild

Kim G. Schefler, Esq.
Levine Plotkin; & Menin

Matt Shatz
Chief Revenue Officer


Total Credits: 3.50 | Areas of Professional Practice: 3.50

Non-Member Price: $235.00
Published Date:
  • June 12, 2015
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VDY64
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 3.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 3.5