Learn how to sell rights with Carole Blake

Agent and Blake Friedmann director Carole Blake will be one of the tutors at the UCL rights-selling course 2015. The two day course takes place on the 4th and 5th of June at University College London, and costs £399 including lunch and refreshments.

This new two-day course is aimed at staff handling rights for literary agencies and publishing houses. It will cover the rationale for selling rights as well as the practicalities – checking control of the rights and maintaining an accurate database of submissions and sales, as well as key activities such as researching particular markets, identifying potential licensees and building personal contacts at book fairs and on sales trips. The course will address a range of different rights categories, from English language deals in the UK and abroad, translation rights, serial rights to newspapers and magazines as well as non-print rights such as radio and audio rights, film and television rights and merchandising.

Carole Blake is the author of ‘From Pitch to Publication: Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Novel Published’, in paperback from Macmillan.

Other tutors on the course are Lynette Owen, Copyright & Rights Consultant and Diane Spivey, Contracts Director at Hachette Group UK.