IPR License, a publishing rights management platform that allows authors and publishers to trade publishing rights and permissions with other publishers, agents and other rights buyers, is offering an improved discount and unique service to ALLi members in 2016.
Their team can offer help on getting your profile right through a preliminary report service, read uploaded manuscripts and if suitable, promote it to agents. ALLi Members are now entitled to 50% discount off usual membership price of 99GBP + TAX and inclusion in Bi-monthly branded Global Bulletin to over 50,000 publishers in over 90 countries. (Visit the Members Discounts and Deals page to avail of this).
In addition, in the new year IPR License will offer each ALLi author a free Rights Consultancy. This includes:
- one-to-one phone consultation with an IPR team member, to review the author's current situation and provide insight on future rights opportunities in their arena, together with areas to target.
- Following this phone consultation, each member will receive a Preliminary Report, which provides an in-depth critique of their author profile and book records to ensure all relevant information is up on the platform and is maximizing their visibility and making them as appealing as possible to rights buyers.
- They will also produce a dedicated ALLi Members Page to showcase all ALLi author members on the platform. This is linked to the authors' book records/profiles and can be used for cross-promotion, and ALLi will use it to take those authors whose sales do not meet the needs for TMA to the book fairs at Frankfurt, London and BEA.
Are Authors Selling On IPR License?
The platform that has seen more indie author success than any other, to ALLi’s current knowledge. No Hugh Howeys or Colleen Hoovers have as yet emerged but Candace Plattor recently sold translation rights in her Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself in Estonia recently. Linda Watkins sold audio rights to Metagaus Island in the United States; Stephen Douglas sold English language digital rights to Annabelle Douglas. Mary Wood, a romance author secured a seven-book deal with Pan Macmillan.
What is the IPR Rights Magazine?
The IPR Rights Magazine was first launched in 2013 for the Frankfurt Book Fair. It is the first publication produced by the rights and licensing platform and has since become a popular route for many authors and publishers to advertise their rights, give exclusive interviews and share the latest trade news.
The magazine is now a monthly edition, distributed digitally to rights-buyers. Special print issues are also distributed at some of the biggest international book fairs (New Delhi, London, BEA, Beijing and Frankfurt) to reach over one million industry professionals across the globe. The IPR Rights Magazine offers authors exposure to industry professionals in territories they may not otherwise have reached.
How can Authors highlight their work in the IPR Rights Magazine?
Highlighted Title Feature
- This feature showcases the work of up to 50 authors. Each space includes title information, key unique selling points, a cover image and the rights available to purchase.
- This feature is a double spread including photographs, an article or Q&A, an author biography and some information about their work and the territories they hope to sell into.
What is the IPR Rights Landscape for 2016?
Areas of focus for IPR in 2016 include the following International Book Fairs and publishing genres and territories:
- January – New Delhi World Book Fair
- February – Academic
- March – Children’s Publishing
- April – London Book Fair
- May – BookExpo America
- June – Emerging Markets
- July – Self-publishing
- August – Beijing International Book Fair
- September – Teaching/Education and Scandinavian territories
- October – Frankfurt Book Fair
- November – Science, Math, Technology
- December – Guadalajara Book Fair
Success in new and growth markets
“IPR members have completed deals in a number of markets for the first time, including deals in Turkey and Poland through to Hebrew and Marathi,” said IPR's Brittany Poulin. “One member achieved an over 2,000% return on their membership investment due to sales in new markets.
Audio and large print deals growth
It is not only translation and reprint deals that are commonly completed through IPR.
“In 2015 there has been over 150% growth in audio and large print deals for several publishers in their first year of membership and several audio and large print buyers use IPR to buy rights every month,” said Brittany Poulin.
If you'd like a taster before trying, you can subscribe to the IPR mailing list at [email protected] to receive free issues of the IPR Rights Magazine. Members sign up for your discount and free consultancy on the Discounts & Deals page in the members zone.
Other ALLi Members' Discounts and Deals
To view other discounts and deals included in your ALLi Membership, visit our Discounts and Deals page in the Members Zone on our Alliance of Independent Authors website.