Profession publishing rights manager
Publishing rights managers are responsible for the copyrights of books. They organise the sale of these rights so books can be translated, made into movies, etc.
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- Copyright legislation
Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.
- Financial jurisdiction
Financial rules and procedures applicable to a certain location, whose regulatory bodies decide on its jurisdiction
- Assess financial viability
Revise and analyse financial information and requirements of projects such as their budget appraisal, expected turnover, and risk assessment for determining the benefits and costs of the project. Assess if the agreement or project will redeem its investment, and whether the potential profit is worth the financial risk.
- Follow work schedule
Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.
- Manage staff
Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.
- Negotiate with artists
Communicate and negotiate with artist and artist management about prices, terms and schedules.
- Finish project within budget
Make sure to stay within budget. Adapt work and materials to budget.
- Develop professional network
Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.
- Negotiate publishing rights
Negotiate the sale of the publishing rights of books to translate them and adapt them into movies or other genres.
Optional knowledge and skillsplan marketing strategy liaise with financiers market analysis consult with editor marketing principles liaise with book publishers perform market research manage contracts
Source: Sisyphus ODB