Rights and Content in the Digital Age Conference

New York, 13 June 2016


In the age of digital publishing when all backlist is frontlist, there are new opportunities and pitfalls that publishers must be aware of in order to better manage their content, reach their readers, and maximize revenue for themselves and their writers.

On June 13, Publishing Perspectives and Ingenta will host a half-day conference in New York City titled Rights and Content in the Digital Age, to address these issues.  Leading experts in the book industry and other media will highlight the proliferation of rights opportunities—types, channels, translation, format, fragmentation—available to publishers and authors, highlight ways to manage their current and future rights and licenses, provide case studies, and share situations where publishers unwittingly left themselves open to legal ramifications.

Randy PetwayFeaturing Ingenta’s Chief Revenue Officer, Randy Petway as one of the guest speaker, Rights and Content in the Digital Age will provide prescriptive advice, share helpful experiences, and identify creative new opportunities.

We’re offering friends and colleagues a 20% discount on the registration fee. Sign up today!


June 13, 2016 – 09:00-13:00

Grand Hall, NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Sq. South
New York, NY – map

Discussion topics include:

The Role of Backlist and New Ways to Monetize It
Who Owns the Rights? Copyright in the Digital Age
How Rights Automation Will Help Your Job, Not Take it
Pitfalls, Lawsuits, and Missed Opportunities Due to Poor Rights Management

Confirmed speakers:

Doug Chilcott, Creative Director, TED Conferences
Matt Dellinger, Independent Digital Content Strategist
Philippa Donovan, Literary Consultant and Founder, Smart Quill Editorial
Adam Gomolin, VP of Business Development, General Counsel, Co-Founder, Inkshares
Michael Healy, Executive Director, International Relations, Copyright Clearance Center
Andy Hunter, Publisher & COO Catapult, Co-Founder LitHub, and Founder & Chairman of Electric Literature
Kris Kleinmann, Global Rights Expert
Randy Petway, Chief Revenue Officer, Ingenta
Kerry Saretsky, Corporate Strategy Director, Global, HarperCollins
Euvin Weeber, General Director, Audiam
Lucas Wittmann, Executive Editor and Associate Publisher, Regan Arts

View the full programme on the Publishing Perspectives website here.

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