Launched in January 2018, IPR’s ‘Instant Permissions‘ solution is a profitability tool that enables rights holders to automate their permissions business, ensuring an easy, efficient and cost-effective process.

Here four publishers, from Germany and Austria, talk about using ‘Instant Permissions’ and how it is working for them.

IPR Bianca Kuchenbrod - Arena Verlag

Arena Verlag  – Würzburg, Germany

Bianca Kuchenbrod: “IPR License helps us to handle the administrative part of the reprint permissions quickly and effectively. Through the platform we quickly receive all the relevant information concerning the inquiry. This saves important time for other foreign rights projects.”

About Arena Verlag: Arena Verlag is one of the major publishing companies for children’s and young adult fiction in Germany. Founded in 1949, its place of business has been Würzburg ever since. Since 1979, Arena Verlag has been a part of the Westermann Publishing Group. The name Arena stands for knowledge and entertainment; for sophisticated, informative, and simultaneously thrilling children’s and young adult fiction. With about 2,000 available titles, Arena Verlag today offers a diverse range for infants, children, and young adults on hand. There’s something to discover for everyone!


Carl Hanser Verlag – Munich, Germany5 : 7 Hochformat

Maurice Baars: “Without exception, we handle the area of instant permissions via IPR. From communication with the licensees to issuing license agreements and generating royalty statements, the licensing portal offers an enormous enrichment in the daily rights trade. The intuitive and constantly evolving user interface greatly simplifies rights handling for both sides. We will intensify our work with the portal and create an even broader range of services on IPR.”

About Carl Hanser Verlag: The name Carl Hanser stands for a publishing house with a variety that is second to none. The range spans from picture books, children’s and young adult literature to contemporary literature from all regions of the world. This literary program is complemented by classic literature from international authors and nonfiction books that impart knowledge and initiate discussions.


IPR Theresa Lang Herder VerlagHerder Verlag – Freiburg, Germany

Theresa Lang: “We are pleased that IPR offers us an uncomplicated solution for handling permissions and easily processing the numerous inquiries from our customers. Many of our expectations were fulfilled from the beginning of the development of Instant Permissions. The automation of approvals and invoicing saves a lot of time every day and is therefore a profitable service for licensees and licensors.”

About Herder Verlag: From its locations in Freiburg, Munich and Berlin, Herder operates a multifaceted book, newspaper and digital program in the fields of theology, education, religion, philosophy, history and politics, lifestyle, society, and children’s books. Herder is proud to work with many bestselling authors including Joseph Ratzinger, Karl Rahner, Anselm Grün, Margot Käßmann, Jörg Zink, Andrea Schwarz, Manfred Lütz, Renate Zimmer, and many others.


Paul Zsolnay Verlag – Vienna, AustriaIPR Johanna Tragler Paul Zsolnay Verlag

Johanna Tragler: “IPR allow us to simplify and standardise how we process reprint requests. Our customers can purchase licenses without waiting for confirmation from us, and we can concentrate on more complex special cases, which are often more interesting. This is how licensees and licensors profit from the opportunities that IPR’s automated permissions tools offer.”

About Paul Zsolnay Verlag: Paul Zsolnay Verlag, founded in 1924 in Vienna by Paul Zsolnay, publishes international and German-language literature, classics and collected works, literary crime novels, and a wide palette of humanities and political nonfiction books. The backlist includes Henning Mankell, Ruth Klüger, Graham Greene, Daniel Glattauer, Leo Perutz, Ivo Andric and John Steinbeck. Since 1996, Paul Zsolnay Verlag has been part of the Carl Hanser Group. In 2004, Zsolnay acquired Deuticke Verlag, which was founded in Vienna in 1878.


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