You can add permissions to your titles and sell them via the fully transactional IPR License platform.
For more information on what a permission is, see here.
We have six different selection criteria for listing permissions on the system:
1) Permissions Category
This refers to the type of permission, i.e. photocopy, course material, etc.
IPR License distinguishes between 6 types of permission.
Allow pay-per-use purchase for photocopies for general business or academic use.
Electronic Course Materials
Allow pay-per-use purchase for use in electronic course materials (e.g. an online teaching course).
Print Course Materials
Allow pay-per-use purchase for use in print course materials (e.g. a textbook).
Other Digital Publications
Allow pay-per-use purchase for use in other digital publications (e.g. an online news article).
Other Print Publications
Allow pay-per-use purchase for use in other print publications (e.g. a novel).
Content Shared Electronically
Allow pay-per-use purchase for use with content shared electronically (e.g. a blog post).
This refers to the countries in which the person who owns permission can exploit them in.
The IPR License website recognises all separate countries.
This refers to the languages owned by the publisher which can be used in translation.
The IPR License website recognises all languages.
4) Permission Type
For each type of permission, you can set different prices for different lengths of permission, where these are:
A specified word count range with a minimum and maximum, i.e. 100 to 500 words.
Whether permission covers use of a chapter, i.e. in an academic textbook
Whether permission covers the price of reproducing an entire page, i.e. in a photocopy
Per figure / illustration
Whether permission covers use of a figure/illustration, i.e. an anatomical diagram
Set a price for each permission type to allow them to be purchased through the IPR License platform. If price is left blank, enquiries will be sent to you.
6) Maximum number of copies
Set a limit to copies of the work the permission can be used in.
'Maximum number of copies' refers to the number of copies the license covers. For example, if you put 1000 copies, that means the person purchasing your permission can use it in a maximum of 1000 publications before the license expires and they need to buy the permission from you again.
How do I add permissions to my titles?
You have can add permissions to your title via the Bulk Upload speadsheet - see more information here.
To add or edit permissions on individual title, make sure the rights to the book are assigned to your account.
Once this is done, go to 'Edit' under My Books, and navigate to the book you would like to add permissions to. Click the 'Manage Permissions' button at the bottom of the page then click 'Assign Permissions'. Fill in the form. The permission will need to be approved by Admin before it shows up on your profile."
When adding your permissions via the platform, you will also see the option to choose between General pricing, or differentiating between prices for Business and Academic institutions.
We feel this is fairly all-inclusive, though you may well come across different definitions and ways of dealing with limited-use licenses. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want any help clarifying things.