New Publisher Practices and the Effect on Royalties

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021, 2-3 p.m. EST

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Presenter: Juli Saitz, CPA, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group

Are you increasingly confused by the contents of your royalty statements? Do you wonder why the statements get longer but your checks are getting smaller? Juli Saitz, Royalty Expert and CPA has seen the shift in royalty reporting practices and reporting from all of the top higher education publishers. In this webinar she will discuss how publishers are currently marketing textbooks and other electronic materials and will provide a roadmap for evaluating your royalties and knowing what questions to ask of your publisher. In addition, she will address the context of publishing agreements and the importance of reading the “fine print.”

Juli Saitz leads contract and royalty compliance practice at Ankura and has extensive experience serving clients including several textbook authors as well as multi-national corporation licensors. Her work in this area includes developing and implementing royalty compliance programs and performing audits of licensees around the world. Juli has helped authors and corporate clients recover millions of dollars in asserting their audit rights related to licensed copyrights, trademarks and patents. She is focused on the shift in the publishing industry to electronic content delivery methods and adaptive learning platforms. In addition, Juli has served as a damages expert in matters involving royalty disputes in the publishing industry.