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Saturday, 24 January 2015

2015: a good year for rights sales for IP?

A crucial element in any publisher's survival is rights sales, and 2015 may prove to be a good year on this front for IP.

We're pleased that the Australia Council selected us as one of only a few publishers to participate in a delegation to South Korea and Taiwan commencing 4 February when David flies in to Seoul for three days of meetings organised by Austrade. As well as meeting with matched Korea publishers, he'll visit what is essentially a shopping centre where publishers' offices are located along with bookshop outlets opened to the public. What an interesting concept!

From 8-13 February, the delegation will be in Taiwan, again meeting with matched publishers. But this time the venue will be the Taiwan International Book Exhibition (TIBE), one of the largest book fairs in the world. IP will co-locate in the Australia Council booth, where Austrade Taiwan will coordinate meetings and IP titles will be on display. Our Taiwan agency, Nurnberg, will also assist with the itinerary of meetings.

As you can see, IP will be in good company at the TIBE!

For the second year in a row, IP's been selected to attend the China-Australia Publishers' Forum in Beijing. The focus this year will be on children's and young adult publishing, so our IP Kidz titles and Glass House Books for YA will be showcased. David is planning to build on agreements already signed from negotiations last year and will extend his stay with additional meetings with publishers in Shanghai organised by Nurnberg. The staff at the Australian Embassy in Beijing have been very helpful once again, and we want to express our appreciation for all they are doing to make IP visible to the huge Chinese market.

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