Copyright Clearance Center

An Anonymous Challenge to the Copyright Clearance Center
December 2, 2013

A letter was recently forwarded to me. It was written anonymously and then distributed to various individuals with a request that its content be "discussed in a public forum." So I'm going to discuss it here, though maybe not quite in the way its author or authors intended.

The letter, titled "Open and Anonymous Letter to Members of the Publishing Industry, Content Consumers and Other Information Industry Members Regarding the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)" raises two interesting issues, one intentionally and the other, apparently, unintentionally.

An Open Question
September 1, 2012

In her role as John Wiley & Sons' vice president and director of open access, the question Rachel Burley faces every day is quite a challenging one. In fact, it's one that the whole of the scholarly journal and book publishing world is wrestling with these days, as well.

Editor's Note: PBC Speaker Lineup Unveiled
December 16, 2009

The Publishing Business Conference & Expo (PBC) this week announced a roster of speakers for the 2010 show, highlighted by top executives from publishing companies including Forbes Media, Hanley Wood, Reader's Digest and Food Network magazine.

On Second Thought …
December 1, 2009

With many magazine publishers struggling to offset ad revenue declines, reprints and content licensing have become even more important to the bottom line. Making them even more attractive is that generating revenue in this area can take very little time or financial investment. In some respects, it's viewed as free money.

13 Tips for Increasing Revenue Through Reprints and Content Licensing
December 1, 2007

Magazine publishers invest significant time, money and resources into producing quality content, both for print and online publication. However, once it publishes, that content does not necessarily cease to be valuable. Smart publishers also invest in repurposing their content for sale after it publishes, through reprints and licensing agreements, and as a result, can generate a greater return on their initial investment. Reprint sales and content licensing professionals shared with Publishing Executive the following tips on how to maximize this aspect of your business and generate increased revenue. Growing Your Reprint Business 1. Be proactive. Many publishers simply respond to reprint requests rather

Squeeze More Revenue Out of Your Content
May 1, 2007

Publishers are developing online content fast. They’re also looking for ways to build new revenue from e-prints (electronic reprints) and licensing the rights to online content. “They’re realizing the growing need to service their reprint and permission customers directly off the Web,” says Dan Fineberg, director of marketing at Reprint Management Services, a reprint marketer and fulfillment manager in Lancaster, Pa. “Simply tagging online content isn’t enough to generate substantial reuse revenue.” With many options out there for services and solutions to help you maximize your reprints and content-licensing revenue, how do you find the best partner for this part of your business?