Publishing Industry’s First International Rights Network Utilizing Copyright Clearance Center Solution to Create Web-based Sub-rights Licensing Service

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and content solutions, announced a partnership with PubMatch, the book publishing portal and rights database jointly owned by Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit.  Under the terms of the partnership, CCC and PubMatch will create an automated, Web-based exchange for sub-rights deals focused on whole book translation and distribution rights, using CCC’s RightsLink® transaction engine.

The world’s leading publishers use RightsLink to help increase revenue, streamline the online licensing process and enhance the licensing experience for their customers.

“Thanks to this new agreement between PubMatch and the CCC, rightsholders will now have a way of facilitating transactions that might have otherwise been lost,” said George Slowik, Jr., president of Publishers Weekly, speaking on behalf of PubMatch. “Utilizing the muscle of CCC’s RightsLink, parties will have a new resource to arrange and vet rights sales. This improved efficiency will make more works available in more languages and more markets internationally than ever before.”

“The combination of PubMatch and CCC will benefit a wide spectrum of users, including publishers, agents and authors,” said Miles McNamee, VP, Licensing and Business Development, CCC. “Rightsholders can list available titles and rights, and the service will make it easy for local publishers in any country to find available rights.”

About PubMatch

PubMatch is a worldwide community for the publishing industry that encourages the creation of business relationships and the worldwide spreading of ideas. PubMatch facilitates communication, data warehousing and the simplification of rights marketing for publishers, agents, authors and others, making it the go-to place for the international publishing community to find new titles and new talent. PubMatch has affiliates in 15 countries and is now operational in 11 languages.

About CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, CCC helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright, information management, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by harnessing information from a wide variety of data sources and content assets.