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Giving and Getting: What Publishers Need to Know About Permissions

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A recording of this session will be made available to IBPA members on Nov. 15, 2016. Please check back for details.

About the Program:

Learn the basics of giving and getting proper permissions in this fast-paced and fun presentation. After a brief review of basic copyright concepts, we’ll tackle common questions like:

  • What should publishers consider when they receive a permissions request?
  • Is there anything essential to know when asking for permission from another publication?
  • How much time should you budget in your publication schedule for clearing permissions?
  • What resources are available to you to help you find a rights holder to get permission and what can you do if you simply cannot locate them?

We’ll end our session with information on how crafting a solid rights policy can help your press prepare for bumps on the road to permission.


About the Presenter:

MJ headshotMary Jo (“MJ”) Courchesne is the owner and president of Gryphon Publishing Consulting, LLC. She has more than 20 years of experience in academic and trade book publishing, with more than 15 years of that time spent specializing in subsidiary rights and permissions. For the last ten years she has also served as Adjunct Professor in The George Washington University’s Masters in Publishing program where she instructs a course entitled Editorial Content, Rights and Permissions.

She is an active member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, the American Society of Picture Professionals, the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators, and Washington Publishers.

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