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IPR License, the marketplace to buy and sell rights within the publishing industry worldwide, owned by Frankfurter Buchmesse, has today announced it has further strengthened its international network by signing the renowned German publishing houses of S. Fischer.

The S. Fischer publishing houses belong to the Holtzbrinck publishing group. In 1886 Samuel Fischer founded his publishing house, which quickly became one of the most renowned literary houses with, amongst others, such prominent authors as Thomas Mann, whose works still belong to the publishing programme to this day. The S. Fischer publishers are based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and publish a wide range of titles under several imprints - from contemporary literature to entertaining fiction, sophisticated and popular non-fiction books to children's and YA books.

Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, said: “The signing of the S. Fischer publishers comes at an important and exciting stage for our colleagues at IPR. At a time when there is much discussion around the use of technology and automation to make rights deals quicker and more efficient, we are delighted that such high-profile publishers have decided to showcase their titles on the IPR platform. We look forward to a fruitful and long-term relationship, and to welcoming other publishers to the network in due course.”

Katharina Winter, Legal Counsel and Head of Rights Department S. Fischer Verlage, said: "We want high international visibility for our authors' works plus further exposure including the use of single images, quotes and other requests. Furthermore, the system needs to be fast and user-friendly, and the IPR License platform helps us with all these aims, so we're excited to have our titles included on there."


About Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,500 exhibitors from 109 countries, around 285,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and some 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance. It is the most important international marketplace for content – from novels and children’s books to academic databases and stories for films, games and virtual reality experiences. Publishing professionals from around the world meet here with partners from the technology sector and from related creative and cultural industries, sparking new partnerships and business models. A strong conference programme ensures that Frankfurter Buchmesse is a major source of inspiration for content experts from around the world. Since 1976, the book fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. Frankfurter Buchmesse organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association). in a new window)


About IPR License

IPR is the first fully transactional rights and licensing marketplace available within the publishing industry. Established in 2012 to address a specific gap in the market, it provides a dedicated online portal that enables rights holders to complete domestic and international licensing deals. In May 2015, Frankfurter Buchmesse made a significant investment in IPR License, and in April 2016 it acquired control of the company, with the Copyright Clearance Center keeping its minority stake. In June 2017, China South Publishing & Media Group also acquired a part of the company. Rights listings on the IPR platform have been viewed by rights buyers in 185 countries and 161 languages. in a new window)



Contact for IPR License:

Alex Hippisley-Cox, Head of PR & Communications, phone: +44 (0) 7921 127077, in a new window)





Contact for S. Fischer:

Martin Spieles, Head of Communications, S. Fischer Verlage, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 6062-428, in a new window)





Contact for Frankfurter Buchmesse:

Press & Corporate Communication, Frankfurter Buchmesse
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, Phone: +49 (0) 69 2102-138(opens in a new window), in a new window)
Kathrin Grün, Head of Communications, Phone: +49 (0) 69 2102-170(opens in a new window), in a new window)
Ines Bachor, PR Manager, Phone: +49 (0) 69 2102-189(opens in a new window), in a new window)



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