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December 2022, Episode 24

“Going beyond Royalties: More Options in Rights Management – with Scott Hoffman”

As 2022 is winding quietly to a close, we're happy to be able to announce that Klopotek Publishing Radio has now been with you – and the people you and others share it with – for two full years. In the finale of 2022, the CEO of International Literary Properties (ILP), Scott Hoffman, brings us a wealth of inspiring content on rights management and business model innovation.

With a strong background in publishing and literary management, Scott has been advocating on behalf of authors for over 15 years, including most recently as the co-founder of a major NYC-based literary management firm. His publishing experience, contacts and visions are integral to ILP’s strategy to provide financial certainty to authors and their heirs in a rapidly-changing publishing environment while maintaining the integrity and creative vision of their creators.

Our guest Scott first explains how ILP has positioned itself in the publishing rights management value chain to create more opportunities and options for authors and their works – by making use of an innovative approach to rights and literary legacy management.

Relying on extensive real cases, he then goes on to illustrate how ILP makes long-term investments in literary estates (especially in backlists) and how they maximize the value of these time-honored works, as well as how these practices make ILP a meaningful complement to the value-added chain in rights management.

You will also hear Scott discussing and explaining:

  • How the music industry has been acting innovatively by investing in the copyrights of IP holders, with examples like Michael Jackson purchasing the publishing rights of the majority of the Beatles’ catalog

  • How ILP has creatively applied this approach to the publishing world, bringing back the glory of many "forgotten, neglected, and undervalued" literature classics

  • Why he would hope to have dinner with Langston Hughes (one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance) and how he got inspired by Jock Campbell to implement the business model he illustrated to us

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A special edition of our podcast (in German):
The multiple benefits of exports and style sheets


Guest: Julia Reckel, Project Manager at Hanser

Some background information: the practical value & use of well-kept and maintained data in Klopotek

Carl Hanser Verlag, "one of the few medium-sized publishing companies in the German-speaking area still owned by the founding family" (source:, is one of our first customers: This publisher has been using Klopotek for more than 25 years. An optimization project was completed in 2020 which included upgrading to version 11 of the Klopotek Classic Line solution, so all processes can now be handled using the Klopotek software. In so doing, the project team also took the opportunity to address optimization issues such as "What can we get out of Klopotek, exactly?" and "Do we use the system the best possible way and how can our users generate added value?"

Since then, the practical value and relevance of well-maintained data has become and is still becoming apparent at a growing number of departments, especially when creating individual flyers, internal documents, and lists at the touch of a button.

Another element that is being addressed is title metadata in XML: using InDesign, it can be transformed to become a publisher's preview or HTML pages...

The multiple benefits of exports and style sheets


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