Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS) and leading rights experts have created exclusive new training resources to help publishing professionals improve their rights work.
The free multi-module training explains the fundamentals of rights and has extensive guidance for acquiring, managing and licensing them. Developed with the help of consultancy Rights2, it is designed to communicate the value of licensing to publishers and show the wide range of opportunities for extra revenue that it brings.
The interactive training material is free to access and available on demand via The Rights & Licensing Hub, PLS’ major new portal of rights-related material. It includes answers to frequently asked questions about copyright, rights and permissions, and directories of training, learning and support resources. There are case studies of leading publishers’ experiences in rights management, providing advice for good strategies and processes to adopt, as well as some of the common pitfalls to avoid.
The Hub has extensive resources about rights work, including guides to working in the field, the responsibilities of different roles and the skills that are required. It has been developed by PLS’ Rights Management Group, a panel of experienced publishers that was set up to share knowledge and encourage best practice in rights and licensing. Members of the Group share hundreds of years of experience in the subject, ranging across book, journal, magazine and digital rights management.Click here to read the original press release.