Lizenzgeschäfte in der Buchverlagswirtschaft

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  • Licensing is an important option for companies to gain an economic ad-vantage compared to other commercial enterprises; it is a significant source of income. Especially in a sector such as the German book indus-try, which is characterised by its diffuseness in small and medium-sized enterprises, licensing has now become an established method through which companies can assert themselves on the market. They achieve product differentiation and increase their brand’s publicity. A license agreement for ancillary rights, such as book-club, paperback or mer-chandising rights, can be made not only on a national level but also on an international level. If, for example, a German publisher sellsLicensing is an important option for companies to gain an economic ad-vantage compared to other commercial enterprises; it is a significant source of income. Especially in a sector such as the German book indus-try, which is characterised by its diffuseness in small and medium-sized enterprises, licensing has now become an established method through which companies can assert themselves on the market. They achieve product differentiation and increase their brand’s publicity. A license agreement for ancillary rights, such as book-club, paperback or mer-chandising rights, can be made not only on a national level but also on an international level. If, for example, a German publisher sells transla-tion rights for a publication to a foreign publisher, both of them get added value out of this deal. Such a trade requires detailed preparation on the part of the licensor and the licensee. To succeed, a licensing agreement needs information about the guidelines and the behavioural patterns of the partner. Therefore, licensing must be understood in its complexity and as an opportunity for book companies and their pene-tration of the market. While most academic publications focus on juris-prudential topics of licensing or discuss general economic aspects, they rarely delve into reasons for licensing agreements between publishers in combination with their different specifications. This academic study adapts these issues and provides insight into the licensing business us-ing examples from the German book industry; the focus of investigation is on printed books published by German-language general interest pub-lishers.show moreshow less

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Author:Irene Schleifer
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:29-opus4-79017
Series (Volume number):Erlanger Beiträge zur Medienwirtschaft (8)
Editor:Svenja Hagenhoff
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:German
Year of Completion:2016
Embargo Date:2016/11/15
Publishing Institution:Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Creating Corporation:Institut für Buchwissenschaft, Professur für Buchwissenschaft, insb. E-Publishing und Digitale Märkte
Release Date:2016/11/21
Tag:Buchwirtschaft; Lizenzhandel
SWD-Keyword:Buchwirtschaft; Lizenzhandel
Edition:1
Pagenumber:128
Institutes:Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:Sozialwissenschaften / Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr / Handel
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
Licence (German):Creative Commons - Namensnennung-NichtKommerziell-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen