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All About Rights

Facilitator: Janet Stapleton

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. (Click here for meeting location and details)

Rights can be a big area of concern for both new and advanced authors. What is a copyright? How do you get it? What kinds of rights do publishers buy? What do all the different rights mean?

At our next HACWN meeting, Janet Stapleton will not only give us the basics on rights, but answer the questions we have. Through her years working with all the brands at Nazarene Publishing House (including Beacon Hill) she’s had experience in working with all kinds of rights—including international ones.

Bring your questions and be ready to learn!

About the speaker:

Janet Stapleton is the Rights & Licensing Manager for Nazarene Publishing House in Kansas City, Missouri.  In her role as the rights and licensing manager for the past 17 years she is responsible for the protection of intellectual property as it relates to the publishing industry as well as contract management and the sale of domestic and international rights.  She serves on the steering committee of the Licensing and Subsidiary Rights Association for  the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).


A Community Of Writers


From HACWN’s start in 1989, we’ve offered monthly HACWN monthly meetings. On the second Thursday of each month, we meet at Colonial Presbyterian Church (Quivira Campus) on the south side of the Metro Kansas City Area.

Meetings feature practical workshops covering various writing styles or other information helpful to the writer’s life. And each meeting is led by those who are experienced in their fields.

As an added benefit . . . you’ll meet plenty of people who think like you and share your aspirations and dreams—and are willing to help you achieve your goals. So meetings are not only instructional, but provide fellowship and community and inspiration to keep you writing.

Join Us!

We would love for you to join us at our next monthly meeting!


Second Thursday every month. 7 p.m.


Colonial Presbyterian Church (Quivira Campus) 12501 W. 137th St. Overland Park, KS 66221. Room 200 (2nd floor NW corner)


Members: $3

Non-members: $5

Where We Meet