IPG Open Meeting: ‘Territories Are Dead’

Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, 6pm-8pm Thursday, 25 September
Territorial rights are high on publishers' agendas at the moment, and the Independent Publishers Guild is pleased to present 'Territories are Dead', an open meeting dedicated to the subject. Whether you are pondering the implications of the ongoing 'turf wars' between UK and US publishers, wondering about parallel importation in places like Australia, or getting to grips with the brave new world of electronic rights, this event will answer all your questions about territorial rights and wrongs. The complex and important rights issues affecting independent publishers will be discussed, as the seminar looks at what the future might hold for rights buyers and sellers.

The line up of speakers include Clare Alexander, literary agent at Aitken Alexander Associates, Sylvia May, International Sales Director at Harper Collins Toby Mundy, Chief Executive of Atlantic Books and Lynette Owen, Copyright Director at Pearson Education.

'Territories Are Dead' takes place on Thursday 25th September 2008 at the Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London WC1N 3AU. It runs from 6pm to 8pm, with drinks afterwards. SYP members are welcome to attend. It is free, but pre-registration is essential. To book your place, e-mail: carolyn@ipg.uk.com