IPR License Signs Up Academic Publisher De Gruyter

IPR LicenseIPR License announced today that it has signed up academic publisher De Gruyter, which becomes the first major publisher in Germany to join the platform.

Full press release below:

IPR License signs up German academic publisher De Gruyter

IPR License, the global rights and license specialist, has signed up leading academic publisher De Gruyter. With this announcement, De Gruyter breaks new ground as the first major publisher in Germany to become a key member of the partnership network.

With its headquarters in Berlin, and with offices also in Basel, Beijing, Boston and Munich, the De Gruyter group publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, social sciences, STM and law, plus more than 750 subscription based or Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products. This new partnership is significant for IPR License as it further extends its market presence, and underlines the company’s ability to attract high-profile publishers from the STM sector, both in the UK and abroad.

Jane Tappuni, Head of Marketing and Business Consultant at IPR License, said: “This is an important step for IPR License as De Gruyter is the first, big sign up by a publisher in Germany. We are constantly striving to extend our global reach, and establishing a partnership with a high-profile company such as De Gruyter at this time is very exciting. We look forward to a fruitful, long-term relationship.”

“De Gruyter is delighted to cooperate with IPR License in the future and expects a significant support for its licensing endeavours”, said Kathrin Müllenbach, Director Rights & Licenses at De Gruyter. “One of the real advantages of the platform is its analytics function. The ability to keep track of which titles are attracting rights interest, and to see where in the world that interest is coming from, is particularly valuable to us.”

Last month Frankfurt Book Fair announced it had taken a majority shareholding in IPR License, with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) keeping its minority stake.

About IPR License
IPR License is the first fully transactional rights and licensing marketplace within the publishing industry. It was founded in 2012, when a gap was identified in the market for a dedicated online platform on which publishing rights-holders could complete domestic and international licensing deals. In May 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair made a significant investment in IPR License, and in April 2016 it acquired control of the company, with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) keeping its minority stake.

IPR License has 500 members listing their rights online, and a large, international subscriber base of rights buyers. In 2015, rights listings were viewed by publishing houses in 171 countries across 132 different languages. Rights buyers can search, offer, negotiate and complete deals for whole book and journal rights, licensing and permissions. Rights sellers can increase sales from their front and backlist, simply, quickly and cost-effectively. IPR License is constantly developing its technology to ensure that it offers a complete rights solution to support the industry, and to help generate new licensing business for its members. www.iprlicense.com Twitter: @IPRLicense

About De Gruyter
De Gruyter has been publishing first-class scholarship for more than 260 years. Headquartered in Berlin, the company group releases over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, natural sciences, and law; publishes more than 750 journals; and offers a wide range of digital media. The company group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Open, and De Gruyter Saur. For more information, visit: www.degruyter.com

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