The Publishers’ Licensing Services Annual Rights & Licensing Forum on Wednesday (10 July) revealed the record sums that have been distributed to publishers in the last year. These are the key numbers that show the value of PLS to publishers.
PLS’ total distributable revenue to publishers in 2018-19—a record figure.
Increase in distributable revenue from 2017-18
Publishers mandating PLS for their collective licensing and eligible for payments.
Revenue from licensing in Australia, the largest overseas source.
Revenue from collective licensing in schools
Revenue from collective licensing in Further Education and Higher Education
Revenue from collective licensing in business—a 16% year on year increase
Year on year increase in use of PLS Permissions
, a suite of services that assist publishers and authors with granting and obtaining permissions
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