This event is delivered in two modules covering different aspects of the subject. Module 1 will raise current issues relevant to writers such as best deals when negotiating publishing contracts, the value of copyright in the digital age; while module 2 will debate the future of publishing and the effect of digital distribution on the status and business of writing.
Module 1: Rights for authors – a practical guide to making money from writing
When: 27.01.10 6-8pm, followed by drinks/networking until 9pm
Where: Podium Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB
Knowing about copyright and other related IP rights gives writers an advantage when negotiating contracts with commissioners or even your own agent. Much has changed in the last decade. This seminar will give you an overview of relevant IP rights, how to protect, manage and exploit it to make a living as a writer – today and hopefully, tomorrow.
Module 2: New ways of publishing – The effects of digital technology on the future of publishing and the status of the author
When: 11.02.10 6-8pm, followed by drinks/networking until 9pm
Where:, Main Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB
Own-it and ALCS (Authors Licensing and Collecting Society) have invited a panel of experts to discuss the effects of digital technology on the future of publishing and what impact new digital developments have on the value of copyright for the individual author. The panel will be chaired by Joan Smith, English writer, journalist and human rights activist.
Please note that this is a two-module event and you are required to reserve your place on module 1 and 2 to attend.
Admission is free however places are limited. In order to reserve your place please register and book online at: http://www.own-it.org/events/the-business-of-writing-today-and-tomorrow-a-two-module-event
Added by Own-it on December 15, 2009