So you want my arts job: Rights Manager

In the latest 'so you want my arts job,' Artshub talks to Allen & Unwin's Rights Manager about getting started in publishing.

The publishing industry is more than just editors and publishers – in fact, it’s more than just books. When asked to describe her job as rights manager for Allen & Unwin, Maggie Thompson says that her role is, in essence, managing ‘All the things you can do with a book that aren’t selling the book itself in Australia.’ 

We talked to Maggie about the mysterious world of rights selling, how to get started in publishing, what life is like managing rights at Australia’s largest independent book publisher, and why it might be your dream job. 

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob

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