Make podcast rights part of your deals, publishers told

Make podcast rights part of your deals, publishers told

Publishers need to start splitting out podcast rights in their audio deals with authors to stop podcasting companies moving in, the Frankfurt Book Fair has heard.

In a day of streamed sessions covering audio, a panel including Alice Lloyd, commissioning editor for audio and podcasts at Trapeze, and Acast content development manager Clarissa Pabi discussed the growing importance and interest in podcasts.

Asked if publishers might consider separating audio rights into those for audiobooks and those for podcasts, Lloyd said: “From a publishing point of view you need to know at the point of a...

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