Fears raised again over Brexit's European rights impact

Fears raised again over Brexit's European rights impact

Publishers and agents are split on whether Brexit is making a material difference to the battle for European rights, with some claiming it is now a major issue and could cost UK firms business.

In the years running up to Britain leaving the EU there were repeated warnings US publishers could stage a land grab for European English language rights, often considered an exclusive market for UK presses.

Carcanet founder Michael Schmidt said he had noticed a marked difference in contracts he had been receiving lately when dealing with US publishers and he was unsure how it could be overcome.


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