Securing Audiobook Rights: What Writers Need to Bring an Audio Book to Market

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Join the St. Louis Publishers Association on October 13 to learn about “Securing Audiobook Rights:  What Writers Need to Bring an Audio Book to Market”, presented by Matt Knight. Audio rights used to be the ugly stepsister of publishing rights, often thought of as throwaway rights included with a group of other secondary rights in a publishing deal. Now, audio books are a billion-dollar market, which makes audio rights a hot marketplace ticket for a writer.  

Whether you’re an audiobook producer, a publisher, or a traditionally or self-published author in the market to produce your audiobook, join us on October 13th for a breakdown of the rights needed to bring an audiobook to market.

Matt Knight is a San Francisco-based writer and intellectual property lawyer. His writing crosses two genres: near-future fiction that explores the misuse of modern technology and the dark side of human nature, and women’s fiction focused on love, crisis, and personal growth. He holds a BS in pre-med from Pfeiffer University, an MS in biochemistry from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and a JD from the University of Houston Law School. Various careers seasoned his life in North Carolina and Texas – chemist for the EPA, researcher of urinary bladder cancer, editor of the Houston Law Review, and clerk for the Civil District Court of Texas – before culminating in a fifteen-year career in California as a biotech patent litigator specializing in genetic engineering.  

His publications have appeared in the New York TimesSan Diego Union Tribune, IBPA  Independent Magazine, and the Houston Law Review, as well as his publishing law blog, Sidebar Saturdays. Matt’s GPS coordinates are split between San Francisco and Maui.  When he finds snippets of spare time, you can pinpoint him swimming laps, surfing waves, painting a canvas, or unleashing his inner Julia Child. Visit Matt at

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