MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association

Spring Members Meeting - Special Subsidiary Roundtable Featuring Lloyd Rich, Rights Attorney at PubLaw & Bestselling Author Jonathan Maberry

  • 02 Jun 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 855 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus MD


  • Members of MBPA who are not self-published, do not own their own publishing company. Authors who are members of MBPA.
  • This registration is for a Non-Member who is either a member of IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) or a member of an Affiliate organization of IBPA.
  • As a non-member.
  • Current Publisher & Associate Members in good standing.

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MBPA Spring Members Meeting and
Subsidiary Rights Roundtable
June 2, 2012 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arbutus Public Library 
855 Sulphur Spring Rd., Arbutus, MD

Our featured speaker is Lloyd Rich, intellectual property attorney and owner of PubLaw. Lloyd will give us a thorough introduction to subsidiary rights: What they are, how to manage them, and why they should be important to us in creating new revenue streams by repurposing our content.

Following Lloyd's presentation and lunch, Bestselling horror author Jonathan Maberry shares his journey in selling rights to his books for comic books, television productions and big-screen movies, all as part of our first-ever Subsidiary Rights Roundtable. 

This exciting opportunity will give you direct access to Lloyd, Jonathan and the following panelists:

Molly Jaffa, Literary Agent & Director of International Rights, Folio Literary Management, LLC

Eileen McIntire, Co-Publisher - Summit Crossroads Press - Past MBPA president Eileen will talk about her publishing company's experience selling their Foreign Rights at industry Rights Fairs.

Georgia McBride, Founder of YALITCHAT and owner of Month9Books – Georgia got four pre-release offers for her books via her distributor, IPG, and Publishers Marketplace. She will join us via Skype to share her experience working through the challenges of multiple offers.

The far-ranging discussion will cover:
  • Subsidiary Rights & Foreign Rights: What are they? What do they mean to indie publishers? 
  • The Hidden Potential for Sales of Subsidiary & Foreign Rights
  • Bestselling Horror Author, Jonathan Maberry talks about how the process works from the author's prospective.
  • Panel Discussion and audience Q&A allows you to ask the pros how to go about maximizing profitability by intelligently managing ALL the rights to your books.
Deadline to register: May 30


Meeting & Program Agenda


10:00 am       Continental breakfast 


10:30 am       Brief business meeting


11:00 am        Introduction 


11:15 am         Lloyd Rich, Co-Owner of Pub Law


                          Planning and Staffing                          

                        •    Agency Relationships

                           Diligence on Rights Licensees            

                        •    Foreign Translation Licenses


                        •    Audio books


                        •    Premiums                      

                           Custom Sponsorship Publishing

                           Publishing Agreement for Subsidiary Rights


12:45               Short Break while we set up for lunch


1:00                Lunch


1:30                Short break while we set up for the Roundtable


1:45                Subsidiary Rights Roundtable

                        We welcome representatives from all corners of the publishing industry for a rich, candid discussion on the important aspects of promoting, buying, selling and managing subsidiary rights to your content. 


3:30 – 4:00   Informal networking and a chance to buy Jonathan Maberry’s autographed books

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