Copyright Clearance Center

August 08, 2005 09:01 ET

BookTelevision to Broadcast 'Beyond the Book' Authors' Series

DANVERS, Mass.--(CCNMatthews - Aug 8, 2005) -

Copyright Clearance Center's Conferences Feature Discussions By Leading Journalists and Authors on the Business of Writing

Canada's BookTelevision (www.booktelevision.com) will broadcast "Beyond the Book," a writing conference series produced by Copyright Clearance Center. Three recent conferences will be shown on consecutive Fridays, August 19, 26 and September 2, at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT.

"Beyond the Book" brings together leading journalists and authors to discuss their experiences in reaching wider audiences and tapping new markets in the highly dynamic publishing industry.

The trio of one-hour programs features Chicago Sun-Times columnist and author Neil Steinberg; Ken Goffman (a.k.a. R.U. Sirius), author of Counterculture Through the Ages and co-founder of Mondo 2000; and Elijah Wald, Grammy-winning author and co-author of The Mayor of MacDougal Street, a memoir by Dave Van Ronk.

"For authors and journalists to be successful, they not only need to produce great written work, they must also be adept at the business end of the publishing equation," said Christopher Kenneally, director of author relations at Copyright Clearance Center and moderator of the program. "That's what 'Beyond the Book' helps them do. We talk to writers who have successfully negotiated the new publishing landscape. Our intent is to help writers more effectively pursue innovative ways to reach new audiences and markets."

The conferences were previously videotaped at DePaul University in Chicago; at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco; and at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

The "Beyond the Book" conference series is produced by Copyright Clearance Center, the world's premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions for the information content industry (www.copyright.com).

The schedule of guests for the three programs is:

Friday, August 19, Chicago

-- Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun-Times columnist.

-- Laura Hartman, DePaul University professor and author of Rising Above Sweatshops: Innovative Approaches to Global Labor Challenges.

-- Barry Silesky, poet and author of John Gardner: Literary Outlaw.

-- John D. Moore, best-selling "self-published" author of Confusing Love With Obsession.

Friday, August 26, San Francisco

-- Ken Goffman (a.k.a. R.U. Sirius), author of Counterculture Through the Ages and co-founder of Mondo 2000.

-- Michael Kanellos, editor-at-large at CNET News.com.

-- Gary Luke, editorial director of Seattle-based publisher Sasquatch Books.

-- Glenna Matthews: author of Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

Friday, September 2, Austin

-- Jan Reid, author of The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock.

-- Robert Cochran, author of Our Own Sweet Sounds - A Celebration of Popular Music in Arkansas.

-- Jerma Jackson, author of Singing In My Soul: Black Gospel Music in a Secular Age.

-- Elijah Wald, Grammy-winning author and co-author of The Mayor of MacDougal Street, a memoir by Dave Van Ronk.

About BookTelevision

ACCESS MEDIA GROUP, Edmonton, AB, a television broadcasting and multimedia learning company, is the owner and operator of ACCESS, CLT, BookTelevision, CourtTV Canada, The Learning Annex, Distribution Access and ideaCity. access media group is owned by CHUM Limited, (TSX SYMBOL: CHM CHM.B, Chum Limited) is one of Canada's leading media companies and content providers which owns and operates radio stations, local television stations, specialty channels and Internet properties.

About Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

Copyright Clearance Center is the world's premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions for the information content industry. A trusted intermediary between copyright holders and content users, the company facilitates the exchange of reuse rights and royalties through a wide range of licensing services. Copyright Clearance Center manages the rights to millions of works and represents more than 9,600 publishers and hundreds of thousands of authors and other creators. The company's comprehensive, convenient compliance solutions enable more than 10,000 corporations and subsidiaries--including nearly all of the Fortune 100--and thousands of government agencies, law firms, document suppliers, libraries, academic institutions, copy shops and bookstores to respect the rights of copyright holders and lawfully reuse the copyright-protected information they need to drive their business. Founded in 1978, Copyright Clearance Center is headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, visit copyright.com.

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