Good rights management is central to every publisher’s business, whether publishing audio, digital and/or print, so how do savvy publishers keep their rights in order?
This evening’s event is aimed at those in the book business who want to manage their rights more effectively in order to optimise their income.
BookMachine is an informal event series. You are guaranteed to meet someone interesting and learn something new.
Clare is a licensing agent and digital rights consultant, helping publishers and other users of digital content to grapple with practical and commercial rights issues. A broad range of clients encompasses major book and journal publishers but also professional associations, business schools, case study providers and NGOs.
The licensing agency, founded 15 years ago by David Attwooll, guides publishers through rapid and complex digital change, dealing with e-vendors across professional, academic, educational and consumer markets. Clare also acts as copyright and permissions consultant at Oxford University Press Journals, and with works with her team on rights research projects for e-learning programmes, online publications and digital archives. She is a regular contributor to Jinfo, a service for information professionals.
Jeremy is responsible for the shape, direction and profitability of the adult publishing lists at Pan Macmillan in the UK. This includes Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Mantle, Sidgwick & Jackson, Boxtree, Bello and the recently launched imprints Bluebird and Macmillan Collector's Library. His authors have included bestsellers including Ken Follett, Jeffrey Archer, Max Hastings, James Herbert, Wilbur Smith, Peter Hamilton, China Mieville and Roy Jenkins to name a few.
Jeremy began his career working in the production departments of Oxford University Press and Penguin Books, before transferring to the subsidiary rights department at Penguin. Stints at Time-Life Books and Reader’s Digest Books in editorial roles preceded his arrival at Pan Macmillan in the mid-1990s as Subsidiary Rights Director.
Jeremy is principally responsible for managing publisher relationships, gaining an understanding of their changing business needs to ensure we continue to develop appropriate collective rights management services for our primary stakeholders.
Following a ten-year commissioning career in professional publishing, Jeremy moved into trade publishing overseas prior to taking up the role of CEO with the Gulf’s leading book retailer. On his return to the UK in 2011, he consulted for a number of publishers and affiliated organisations, before founding his own publishing company. He holds a Diploma in Legal Practice.
This event will take place at BookMachine’s new home – The Library – an exclusive members club in a five storey town house in the heart of Covent Garden, only a short walk from both Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square. The walls are adorned with bookcases and books – a perfect spot for publishing professionals to meet!