International Market Insights

International Rights Networking Events
Gain insights into key export markets and categories, and develop new international contacts, with this series of online panel discussions and roundtables.

The Australian Publishers Association is holding a series of five International Market Insights webinars from July to December 2024, with support from Creative Australia. The series is aimed at publishers, editors, rights professionals and agents – anyone interested in learning about the latest international market trends.

Hear publishing and rights professionals from around the world discuss key export markets and categories, alongside smaller roundtables with networking opportunities. The series will conclude with a broader discussion of the role of publishers as global ambassadors. 

The webinars will be hosted by rights expert Nerrilee Weir, director of Bold Type Agency.

 


Events overview

Australian picture books in Asia

Wednesday 3 July – 11:00 AEST

Format: Online panel discussion and Q&A

Australian picture books have long found success in China, Korea and Taiwan. Join us for a webinar that explores the stories behind some of these successes, the opportunities for rights sales, and the latest market trends and challenges.

Hear from on-the-ground experts in these markets with speakers that include agents and acquisitions editors from China, Korea and Taiwan. Our speakers have a strong awareness of what is happening in the Australian picture book market. This is an opportunity to find out how they work, how they pitch Australian content to their publishers, and what those publishers and editors are looking for right now.

Not just for rights sellers, this webinar is aimed at everyone who works in children’s publishing.

The format will be a panel discussion moderated by Nerrilee Weir, with the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

Speakers:

  • Jully Lee, Eric Yang Agency (South Korea)
  • Sue Yang, Eric Yang Agency (South Korea)
  • Joanne Yang, China Times (Taiwan)
  • Clare Chi, Grayhawk Agency (Taiwan and China)

Poetry roundtable

Wednesday 24 July – 17:00 AEST

Format: Online roundtable discussion

A focus on international rights sales for poetry books, with participants from Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Australian crime fiction in the US

September (date and time TBC)

Format: Online panel discussion and Q&A

A panel of US and Australian editors of Australian crime fiction authors published in the US discuss editorial, cover design, marketing, and the appeal of Australian crime fiction.

First Nations roundtable

November (date and time TBC)

Online roundtable discussion

A focus on international rights sales for First Nations titles, with participants from Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Publishers as global ambassadors

December (date and time TBC)

Format: Online presentation and Q&A

Richard Charkin, former president of the International Publishers Association and the UK Publishers Association, discusses the drift towards the globalisation of information, and the importance of Australian publishers acting as global ambassadors for their authors’ intellectual property.

 


Bookings and pricing

Members: Free for members, and staff of APA member companies.

Non-members: $50 per webinar for non-members or $200 to attend all five webinars (prices exclude GST)

Event booking

To register for these events, you must either sign-in or sign-up for an account below. You must click register, and then select the sessions you wish to attend. You can change these selections later, and we'll be in touch as soon as times and dates for future sessions are known. 

To access the webinar discount for non-members, please be sure to add all 5 sessions to your cart.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

When
3/07/2024 9:00 AM - 20/12/2024 12:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Where
Online

Event Options

Description
Australian picture books have long found success in China, Korea and Taiwan. Join us for a webinar that explores the stories behind some of these successes, the opportunities for rights sales, and the latest market trends and challenges.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3/07/2024 11:00 AM
A focus on international rights sales for poetry books, the opportunities and challenges, with participants from Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
24/07/2024 9:00 AM
A panel of US and Australian editors of Australian crime fiction authors published in the US discuss editorial, cover design, marketing, and the appeal of Australian crime fiction. Time & Date TBC.
3/09/2024
A focus on international rights sales for First Nations titles, with participants from Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Time & Date TBC.
1/11/2024
Richard Charkin, former president of the International Publishers Association and the UK’s Publishers Association, discusses the drift towards the globalisation of information, and the importance of Australian publishers acting as global ambassadors for their authors’ intellectual property. Time & Date TBC.
2/12/2024

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