IPR License in 28% year-on-year membership growth
IPR License, the global rights and licensing solution, has announced a 28% year-on-year growth in new member sign-ups.
The 28% membership growth in 2015 compared favourably with the 21% increase experienced in 2014. Q4 2015 was highlighted as a particularly strong period as a result of a highly successful Frankfurt Book Fair. Ongoing enhancements to TradeRights, IPR’s fully transactional online rights and licensing marketplace, and the development of key strategic partnerships were also cited as reasons for the significant membership rise.
Among the new publishers signed up in Q4 2015 include CABI, RCNi, Baylor University Press, Warriors Publishing Group, University of Wisconsin Press, Plaza Y Valdes Editores, Dreamspinner Press, Solution Tree Press, Pio-Seelos Books, Diplomica Verlag GmbH, Windmill Books, Kitchen Press, W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Lotus Publishing, Ramaja Rosdakarya, Another Chapter Publishing, Malachite Quills Publishing, Unicart Production, Andrews McMeel Publishing, American Diabetes Association, V&S Publishers, Darton, Longman and Todd, Orenda Books, Daniella De-Nur Publishers, Speechmark and re:On Comics.
Advanced discussions are also underway with a number of major STM and trade publishing houses for a range of white-label and bespoke products for the rights and licensing sector.
Tom Chalmers, Managing Director at IPR License, commented:
“These positive figures illustrate the growing demand, and appetite, for publishers of all sizes across all sectors to embrace technology and maximise their rights and licensing business.
“Our partnership with the Frankfurt Book Fair enabled us to have a wide-ranging presence at this year’s fair, which has translated into an increased volume of enquiries and new memberships. There is a strong pipeline of business already in place for the year ahead and we will carry on innovating and developing our product to ensure that IPR continues to lead the way in the field of rights and licensing in 2016 and beyond.”
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