IPR License and SAGE announce affiliation at LBF

The opening day of the London Book Fair 2015 has seen IPR License, the global rights and licensing trading platform, team up with SAGE, a leading independent academic professional publisher, to further extend its remit into the international content rights marketplace.

SAGE will look to utilise the speed, simplicity and scope of IPR’s bespoke transactional subsidiary book and journal solution TradeRights to bolster its international licensing remit.

Now in its 50th year of publishing high quality academic content for the educational, scholarly and professional markets, SAGE publishes more than 800 journals on behalf of over 300 leading societies and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, conference highlights and video. Its principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Boston.

Tom Chalmers, Managing Director of IPR License, commented:

SAGE is huge name within the publishing world and it’s a great endorsement for the IPR platform to be entrusted with becoming such an integral component in its future licensing plans. It soon became clear in discussions that we have the same vision for the future of rights licensing and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

Katherine Ryan, Global Head of Licensing and Rights SAGE, added:

“At the heart of SAGE’s publishing mission is to support both access to and engagement with education resources and content. Our partnership with IPR Licence will enable us to further develop our presence within foreign language publishing, ensuring that the high quality research of our authors and publishing partners is accessible across the globe, in the language that they need. We are delighted to be announcing this partnership and look forward to working with their well renowned team.”

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