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Selling, Trading, and Sub-licensing Publishing Rights: A short course for publishers

Selling, Trading, and Sub-licensing Publishing Rights: A short course for publishers

Selling, Trading, and Sub-licensing Publishing Rights: A short course for publishers  

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the process of buying and selling rights to a published work. There are 4 modules along with templates, further reading, and a glossary of terms that will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to engage in buying, selling, and sub-licensing rights with other local, regional, and international publishers.

The course content was written by Brian O'Donnell with input from Lynnette Owen, edited by Kathryn Harper, CODE and IBB staff.

The course is free and is available through the Thinkific online course platform. You will need to sign up through Thinkific and enroll as a student to be able to access the course. This process will take about 3 minutes and there is no fee to sign up.

Once you have completed the course you will receive a certificate of completion. We also encourage you to sign up for the live Q&A sessions that will be hosted in 2019

Go to the online course now

Sign up for the live Q&A session before February 15, 2019 here.

If you are interested in participating in a live online question and answer session related to the buying, selling and sub-licensing of publishing rights, please complete the registration form before February 15, 2019.

We will contact you by email once a date and time for the session has been confirmed.

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Live ONLINE Q&A session
Publishing rights: buying, selling, and sub-licensing rights