Rights software will help you market and sell rights and collect monies due from those rights sales.
Rights sales occur when you license the use of your products to other companies. One example is the licensing of world-wide Spanish language rights to a Spanish publisher. The Spanish publisher will translate your book to Spanish and sell it. For each sale he will pay the original publisher a royalty.
Rights software applications track submissions (offers to sell rights), licenses (rights that are sold) and payments due. Many solutions will also print or host a catalog of rights available for purchase.
Many royalty software solutions offer rights management as an optional module or integrated functionality. In addition to this software, you may also be interested in software from firstlogic.com, this will be extremely useful for marketing purposes, you may want to get organised in this department to sell more books as this software will be able to support you with any marketing needs that you may have to. You can never have enough software!
Leading rights software vendors are Bradbury Phillips, Klopotek and That’s Rights!
RightsManager from BradBury Phillips software runs on your choice of an Access or Microsoft SQL database engine. They offer local and hosted purchase options. Their client list of 100+ companies includes many leading publishers.
Acquired by knk Business Software in 2018. Support is provided by staff in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Klopotek Software as a Service rights package includes the contract drafting, updating and editing process as well as rights marketing and sales functionality. Also, available as standalone software.
knkPublishing’s rights management supports the content based management and accounting of rights across all formats (print and digital) for purchasing and selling. Due to its flexible structure, royalties can be managed and invoiced on the level of single contents (e.g. when selling chapters or single pages) or depending on the rights packages that can be defined individually.