Puja Telikicherla

Puja Telikicherla
Licensing and Subsidiary Rights Manager, American Psychiatric Association Publishing; Professor, Masters of Professional Studies in Publishing.
1925 Ballenger Avenue
Suite 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property and Copyright
  • University Press and scholarly publishing
  • International licensing, co-publications, and foreign rights
  • Publishing contracts and licensing agreements
  • Digital publishing, ebooks, and digital metadata
  • Frankfurt Book Fair
  • Royalties

Puja Telikicherla has worked in scholarly books for over 15 years and is a publishing professional with primary responsibilities in rights, Intellectual Property, and digital and print content licensing. She has attended the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair, and various national publishing meetings throughout her career. 

Puja contributes to events and webinars offered by the Association of American Publishers, the Book Industry Study Group, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and the Association of University Presses, where she currently serves on both the Intellectual Property & Copyright and Annual Meeting Program committees. 

She is currently the Licensing & Subsidiary Rights Manager for American Psychiatric Association Publishing. Her extensive experience also includes working as the:  

  • Digital Publishing & Rights Manager at Georgetown University Press;
  • Intellectual Property Manager at the University of Washington Press and Georgetown University Press;
  • Editorial Assistant at Dorling Kindersley/Penguin; and
  • Rights Manager at both NYU Press and the Brookings Institution Press.

She holds two degrees from NYU and is a Washington D.C. area native.


  • B.S., Communications Studies, New York University
  • M.A., Media Ecology, New York University


  • 2019-present: Member, Book Industry Study Group Rights Committee
  • 2018-present: Member, Program Committee, Association of University Presses
  • 2018-2019: Chair, Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee, Association of University Presses  

Classes Taught

  • Editorial, Rights, and Permissions