When you are given, or if you specifically purchase, resale rights for an ebook, the original writer or creator of that publication has granted you limited permission to resell his ebook to other people. Several types of resale rights exist, each with varying degrees of flexibility regarding how you may resell the ebook and what alterations or modifications, if any, you may make.
Master Resale Rights
Master resale rights are common and equally restrictive but typically are more expensive than ordinary resale rights. The same limitations exist regarding alterations and manipulation of the ebook, as well as the rights-holder’s ability to market and sell the publication. Master resale rights, however, also give you the ability to authorize additional resale rights licenses for that particular ebook. You may grant permission for others to simply resell the ebook with an ordinary resale rights license, or your specific master license might authorize you to transfer master resale rights.
What are Private Label Rights?
Private label rights allow someone to alter existing content- such as articles or videos- and market it as their own. More specifically they allow, and indeed require, the buyer to take a generic piece of content and customize it, at which point the buyer has all the rights to it and can use it however they please. PLR is a subcategory of master resell rights (MRR). Master resell rights, which are themselves a subcategory of resell rights, allow a buyer to resell the product as well as the rights to that product. Resell rights simply let the buyer resell a product without altering it. The difference between private label rights and master resell rights is that with MRR content the buyer can’t change the product, and the product must be sold, not given for free. We’ll discuss reasons to give away free content in our section further in on how to use PLR content. Although articles are the most common type of PLR content available, nearly any type of content can be sold with PLR rights, including eBooks, software, educational courses, video, audio, and graphics.
Rebranding rights are common, and the cost is typically higher than other reseller licenses but less than private label rights. Unlike ordinary and master reseller rights, rebranding agreements usually allow the license holder to edit only certain chapters, sections or other aspects of an ebook. For example, the original author’s name can be replaced, the ebook title can be changed and affiliate links within the book can be substituted with those belonging to the licensee. However, the bulk of the actual content of the work must remain complete and intact.
The Right to Sell Copyrighted Material
A copyright is a bundle of rights that includes a legal monopoly on the right to sell a particular work of authorship. If you wish to sell material copyrighted by someone else, or to sell a work that incorporates such material, you might be able to rely on one of two strategies: either take advantage of exceptions to copyright protection or obtain permission from the copyright holder.
Fair Use Doctrine
The “fair use” doctrine is an exception to copyright protection designed to encourage the free flow of ideas. Fair use allows you to use a small portion of a copyrighted work for certain purposes such as education, news reporting, scholarly research, commentary and parody. The legal standard is ambiguous, however – in the event of litigation, a court will determine whether your use was “fair” or not by weighing four factors: the purpose and character of your use, the proportion of the entire work that you used and its importance in the context of the overall work, the effect of your use on the market value of the work, and whether or not your use was for commercial purposes. The fact that you used a portion of a copyrighted work for commercial purposes by selling it does not necessarily mean that your use was an infringement but it does make a finding of infringement more likely. Your use is certainly not “fair” if you use all of a particular copyrighted work.
First Sale Doctrine
The “first sale” doctrine is an exception to copyright protection that allows you to sell a second-hand copy of a copyrighted work without paying royalties to the author or receiving permission to sell it. An example of a sale protected by the first sale doctrine is the sale of a second-hand print copy of a book. Sale of an e-copy of the same book would not be excused by the first sale doctrine because the sale of an e-copy requires producing a new copy.
If your intended use of copyrighted material does not fall within an exception to copyright protection, consider asking the author for permission to use his work. If the work includes a copyright notice, the name of the copyright holder at the time the work was published will be included. If not, you can navigate to the Copyright Clearance Center website and search for the work by title. If it is registered, its listing will include details on how to contact the copyright holder. You may then negotiate with the copyright holder for the right to use the work. If you are selling the work, or selling a work that incorporates copyrighted material, it is likely that the copyright holder will require a flat fee or a percentage of sales in exchange for granting you the right to use the work. You will also probably be required to list the author’s name on all published copies.
Just because a copyrighted work was created and published abroad rather than in the U.S. does not mean that it is in the public domain in the U.S. Likewise, a work created and published only in the U.S. is not necessarily in the public domain abroad. Most of the world’s nations are signatories to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, which extends reciprocal copyright protection among all member nations. Even nations that are not signatory to the Berne Convention may be signatory to another copyright convention, such as the Universal Copyright Convention, which offers essentially the same protection to copyright holders.
How to get resale rights for ebooks?
Search for direct purchase content.
- You should begin by selecting a topic that interests you. Then conduct an online search for that topic, using the phrase “resell rights.” You will receive a list of links to sites that offer ebook material for sale. You can review those links and the items they are offering.
- For example, you may be purchasing access to the ebook, the right to resell it and to sell resell rights to your own customers (MRR), the right to change the graphics, and the right to add it to paid membership sites.
- Check to see what you may not do as well. For example, you may not be able to edit the content of a book or add it to free membership sites.
2. Look for ebook packs. If you search for resell packs or packets, you will find offers for groups of ebooks on a common theme. Basically, someone else has done the research of finding a group of ebooks on one topic, with similar resell rights, and is now offering them as a collection. Buying an ebook pack will generally cost more than buying an individual ebook, but you will have more materials to choose from, and the work of finding them has been done for you.
3. Join an ebook membership group. With a quick Internet search, you can find links to a variety of groups, clubs or companies that offer memberships. For a flat fee payment, you can join the club. In exchange, you gain access to a library of ebook material that the membership has resell rights to, and then you obtain the rights to those materials as well. These clubs often also offer to provide you with training or other information to start your reselling business.
How To Make Money With Ebook Resell Rights.
1. Make use of training materials. Most of the ebook resellers offer some level of support or training. This is particularly true if you join one of the membership clubs. You should take advantage of these offers and use the training that they provide. The training will explain how to advertise and market your products and reach the most potential customers.
2. Market your products. To make the most of reselling ebooks, you will need to be adept at creating websites and marketing your products. You need to generate the most visibility possible, and find ways to catch the eye of possible consumers. With rebranding rights and PLR, you can insert your own links into the content of the product, which can help draw even more customers to your site. For example, you may be able to build a mailing list, create a blog, or initiate a newsletter that you can regularly send out to your prospective customers.
3. Create a consistent brand for yourself. Branding is important with any product. You can increase the attention that your ebooks receive if you create your own brand or style. Be consistent and use this on your website. If you have rebranding rights or PLR, you should revise the ebooks themselves so they all have the same look or style. This will create a consistency that will draw more customers to additional products that you offer.
You should adopt a logo and type style and then use them consistently to build customer confidence
Develop a consistent theme for any slides or webinar materials you may put out.
Use document templates consistently.
Select a consistent topic or theme in the products you offer. When you are just starting out, work with one consistent topic, such as fitness or business growth. Then, after building some customer loyalty, branch out to other fields.
Note the Ebook packs. Buying the resell rights to a pack of Ebooks can be a better deal, when you divide the cost by the number of Ebooks received, making it one of the easiest methods of inexpensively obtaining Ebook resale rights.
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