RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR ISTANBUL FELLOWSHIP: 575 APPLICATIONS FROM 103 COUNTRIES!
A record-breaking number of applications were received for the 4th International Istanbul Fellowship Program which will take place in February 2019. 575 applications from 103 countries were received for the 4th International Istanbul Fellowship Program which will bring together publishers around the world together. 113 domestic publishers also filed in their applications for the event.
Applications for International Copyright Summit Istanbul Fellowship which ill bring together publishers around the world together have closed. 575 participants from 103 countries have applied for the program, which intends to turn Istanbul into a copyright market.
The fourth edition of International Istanbul Fellowship Program, which was first initiated in 2016 by Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licencing Society (TBYM) with an objective of improving the cooperation between Turkish publishers and publishers from around the world and turning Istanbul into a copyright market, will take place in February 2019.
INDONESIA AND INDIA LEAD IN APPLICATIONS
The program provides an opportunity for participants from all corners of the world to come into contact with Turkish literature. This year, the program received the biggest interest from Indonesia and India. A total of 48 publishers from Indonesia applied for the 4th International Copyright Summit to take place on 26-27-28 February 2019. 27 publishers from India, 24 publishers from Brasil and Italy also applied to the program. A total of 131 applications were received from 113 publishers from Turkey.
The 3-day program which will be a venue for copyright and translation negotiations generates interest and excitement in the publishing world ith participants from all corners of the world from Latin America to Far East.
The program provided an opportunity for more than 1000 preliminary copyright agreements and 1739 bilateral business meetings in the first year. The interest in the program and the number of participants continue to rise in the fourth year. Organized through the partnership of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licencing Society, the program has higher ambitions each year.
The completed application forms will be reviewed by the Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licencing Society Evaluation Committee. The successful domestic and international applicants will be announced on 1 January 2019. The participants will be able to devise their own meeting schedule using the online meeting arrangement portal to be activated on the official website. Thanks to this portal, the participants will be able to schedule meetings online and view the catalogues of other participating publishing houses.
The 4th Istanbul Fellowship Program will take place on 26-27-28 February 2019 in Avrasya Center for Performing Arts.