Reprint Management Services

Reprint Management Services Acquired by The YGS Group
October 5, 2007

The YGS Group, a graphics communication service provider based in York, Pa., has completed its acquisition of Reprint Management Services (RMS), a provider of custom reprints, content licensing and a number of other services for publishers. The acquisition includes all of the services offered by RMS. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The YGS Group combines the editorial expertise of Reprint Management Services, with the graphic talents of York Graphic Services,” says Dan Fineberg, director of marketing for The YGS Group. “[The acquisition unites] two companies that have a deep history and partnership. It’s this comprehensive offering of services that will allow us

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?

Click-to-Order Reprints
April 1, 2006

For the past several years, those seeking reprints of an article they’ve read via a magazine’s Web site could call a contact number or send an e-mail to an address provided on the site. Or they could complete a simple online form and click “submit.” That information would generally be sent via e-mail to the publisher or the company providing reprints for that publisher, and the potential purchaser would be contacted for more specifics. But much more recently, ordering reprints through online automation has become more sophisticated. Rights can now be purchased for various uses, and any quantity can be ordered—from a single reprint

Tips for Selling More Reprints
June 1, 2005

Is your reprints program just not cutting the mustard? You're not alone. Many publishers struggle with maximizing this area of their businesses. But you can take some immediate steps to turn your reprint program into a profit center. The first thing that Reprint Management Services (RMS), a company that helps publishers boost reprint sales, does when a publisher comes to them for help is to look at the publisher's print and online content to gauge where the publisher is now compared to where they could be with reprint sales, says Michael Biggerstaff, president of RMS. One way RMS does this is by

Reprints Gain Clout As Profit-Pushers
August 1, 2004

For years, publishers have treated reprints like a shy little cousin—always invited to the party, but never a big part of the conversation. In today's digital world, however, reprints are bringing in the bucks, earning them a seat at the big people's table. Reprints have, for the most part, long been a profitable part of business for most publishers. But, today, moving from analog to digital files that can be easily customized, shared and tracked online has opened up new revenue opportunities. Many large publishers outsource their reprint efforts, relying on marketing companies to assume the task of extracting the maximum value

Reaping Additional Revenue with Reprints
June 1, 2002

One can only speculate when and what the Eureka! moment was for the publisher who first discovered additional revenue could be made by selling article reprints to those individuals and companies featured positively within the column walls. As for when a potential conflict of interest was realized, this too is a source of speculation. But as a result of the overarching conflict between editorial integrity and the opportunity to generate ancillary revenue, an industry of third party magazine reprint specialists was spawned. Among larger firms such as PARS, FosteReprints and Reprint Management Services (RMS), are myriad independent contractors intent upon encouraging publishers to outsource

Reprint Rights and Wrongs
August 1, 2001

After eight years and much controversy comes retribution—for freelance writers, at least. The digital rights case against The New York Times Company and National Writer Union (NWU) President Jonathan Tasini is over. Now, publishers are reconsidering how to distribute digital content since the Supreme Court ruled that freelance writers are entitled to payments for files repurposed from print. And while the latest dialogue between content creators and publishers is the first to legally address digital rights in the publishing market, the question of repurposing is not new. Reprints have long-time been examples of how content can be reused for profit. But in light of

Reprints! Reprints! Reprints!
April 1, 1999

ROI for Editorial Content: A thriving reprints market offers additional revenue potential to magazine publishers. There is no denying that a publisher can financially benefit from selling reprints of its editorial content. However, to establish a lucrative, systematic business plan for reprints requires a great deal of commitment. A number of factors contribute to the success of your publication's reprint program, including how sales are transacted and how the reprints are actually manufactured. But first, we should establish why reprints are so important to the publication market. Why reprints? Reprints come in a variety of shapes, sizes and formats. In the traditional scenario,

If They Can, We Can Too
May 1, 1998

Reprints suppliers, determined not to be left out of the technological frenzy, ponder new solutions for developing innovative programs. The goal of a reprints supplier is essentially the goal shared by most print manufacturers—to produce an affordable, high-quality piece in a short span of time. Reprints vendors share something else in common with the print production industry—a keen interest in new technologies that promise to make the reprints industry even more lucrative in years to come. Who's doing what? The capabilities and services of reprints vendors run the gamut. Some offer consulting services to help publishers launch in-ternal reprints divisions, some provide marketing services and others focus