Reuters, Friday September 6, 1996
Frankfurt Book Fair Plans First Net Rights Auction
"Literary agents plan to sell the rights of Circle of Friends, a best-selling novel by popular Irish fiction writer Maeve Binchy, to Internet providers during the week-long fair which last year attracted about 9,000 publishers from 97 countries.
"Rights to the non-fiction Moths to the Flame: Seductions of Computer Technology, by U.S. Internet expert Gregory Rawlins, will also be offered.
"'The aim here is to establish a model for co-operation between traditional publishers and people publishing on the Net,' he said...."