To encourage the spread of ideas around the world by facilitating an environment in which intellectual property is more manageable, more discoverable, and easier to be bought and sold.
PubMatch was built to give publishers, authors, and agents the ability to scale their rights-selling business, with three key areas of focus:
Rights Management: In the rights business, a typical database detailing a book’s metadata would be incomplete. PubMatch built a database for its users that goes beyond marketing copy: from rights owned to signed contracts, negotiation history to foreign version ISBNs, royalty schedules to associated partners, PubMatch users can keep their foreign rights details organized and at-the-ready so they never miss an opportunity to do business.
Rights Promotion: PubMatch users have access to a robust suite of tools that help them find partners quicker, easier, and more strategically. Whether finding partners in the extensive PubMatch Network, creating print-ready rights catalogs, or developing micro-sites to target specific partners, PubMatch users can better connect with business partners at trade shows, in business meetings, and online.
Rights Transactions: [email protected] is PubMatch’s proprietary transaction system that gives rights sellers and rights buyers an opportunity to negotiate, buy, and sell foreign rights quicker, easier, and in a more organized fashion, finally bringing foreign rights transactions into the 21st century.
Publishers can use PubMatch to create completely new income streams by targeting new territories, reviving backlist titles, and making specific rights available for click-and-buy sales. Publishers searching for new books can also utilize PubMatch searches and purchasing features to grow their lists quicker.
With PubMatch’s tools, agents can be better prepared to give existing partners information they need quicker and more complete---including manuscripts. Agents can also be incorporated into sales so that they’re never left out of the rights process.
Before PubMatch, authors without the support of agents or publishers were left out of the rights arena. But as publishing has evolved and given authors a larger seat at the table, PubMatch gives authors more control and more tools for taking on their own rights business.