Copyright issues: General rule of thumb is that 2 - 3 recipes or 150 - 200 words can be quoted with proper attribution. Think about recipe books reviewed in the food section. Usually 2 - 3 recipes from some particular book are included in the review. I am a firm believer in asking permission rather than forgiveness but then I would be
I try to respond quickly when I have requests come in so that asking for permission isn't a stumbling block to someone wishing to use content from BP titles.
Foreign Rights: As far as French translation goes, I haven't been approached by any publishers and haven't come across enough of an interest to pursue it. I believe that Designing Great Beers
was once published in Korean (pre-Kristi) and the Italian version was launched last month (I'm waiting on the copies to show up in the mail). There's a possibility that How to Brew
could become a Russian edition - there was a turnover in reps after we sold the rights so there were a few hiccups in title development. There has been some interest in Portuguese and Spanish translations as well for Brew Like a Monk, Radical and some of the style series but no bite yet. It can be a lengthy process.
eBook Conversion: Analysis of Brewing Techniques and others are in the plan but it will be a process based on demand/interest and technical feasibility of conversion but I do appreciate you weighing in! This title is planned but down the road a piece yet. I'd love to see ALL of our titles available in eBook format and as we get more familiar with all the various things to look for in planning and proofing these books, it will go a little more quickly.
Again - open to questions, suggestions and input anytime!
Publisher, Brewers Publications
Kristi (at) BrewersAssociation.org