IPR License launches first digital and global licensing marketplace for authors
Added: (Tue Oct 09 2012)
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IPR License has launched the first ever digital and global licensing marketplace to enable authors to register copyright and license their own book rights worldwide.
The IPR License website (www.iprlicense.com) provides a centralised point for authors to register copyright to ensure secure third-party records exist in case of any dispute. In addition it enables industry professionals to quickly and simply trace relevant copyright holders to negotiate permissions for quotations.
Another unique feature of the website is that registered members, whether published, unpublished or self-published, can utilise the IPR License marketplace to help monetise their work via securing a publishing deal (if not traditionally published already) or through translations, audio conversions and film rights, amongst others.
Initial membership is £99 (+VAT) which includes the ability to upload/register up to five full-length manuscripts (novel, non-fiction or finished collection of poetry/stories). Annual renewal opportunities are also available plus a host of optional extras.
IPR License is a subsidiary of IPR Connections, whose management has a successful 40-year history in the licensing of intellectual property.
Hannah Sheppard, Creative Director at IPR License, commented;
“Copyright has long been a complex issue for authors and this is only going to become more of an issue in the digital age when work is available in e-format and so much easier to pirate. After undertaking extensive research we found that there was a great demand within the writing community for a simple, secure and cost-effective platform on which to register work.
"But that’s not all. We know that authors need as much help as they can to showcase their writing and we believe that our global marketplace offers them the perfect stage to monetise their writing. By making their work available on our fully searchable platform it can be easily previewed by industry professionals from around the world therefore putting authors in the best position to profit from all their hard work and talent."