It was a VERY full spring here at GPC, with a lot of exciting new client work, some travel, and lots of meetings.
In April, we attended our second Independent Book Publishers Association Conference, this time in Austin, TX. While there, we presented a seminar on international rights & licensing to an overflowing crowd! We had lots of good questions and conversations there, and we're already looking forward to next year's conference!
Early spring and into May saw one of our most ambitious clearance projects yet: helping the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center get the rights they needed to the images in their gallery space, as well as to clear music they wanted to play on location.
The second phase of the project with the NFUGRHC involved lending our expertise to the set up and stocking of their retail store. We're still helping to bring in some new titles, but it was fun to help build their store from the ground up!
The NFUGRHC is a museum you should not miss! Definitely give it a look when you come to Niagara Falls and maybe you'll see us there on-site, too!
In May, we went to the debut conference for the New York Rights Fair and learned a lot about emerging foreign language markets. Did you know that the audio format is really starting to take off in Europe? We made a lot of great contacts there, and are looking forward to putting our learnings to work for you in the future!
While we were in NY for the Rights Fair, we also popped over to Book Expo to visit our publisher friends as well as take a look at all of the exciting new titles coming for fall 2018 and beyond. There are a LOT of fun publications coming out, and, even though Book Expo was smaller than previous years, there was a lot to take in, and many fruitful conversations were had!
As we roll toward the July 4th holiday, we're still plugging away at a few projects for clients, but we're looking forward to more interesting work for the fall. We've sent out proposals for new work, and are always keeping an eye out to how we can help you more.
Stay tuned, because we also will be announcing a new course coming in August in collaboration with Ragan Communications!