chapter  12
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Low-price reprint rights

An area of licensing that is perhaps of more relevance to educational and academic publishers than to trade publishers is the licensing of low-price English-language reprint rights to publishers in countries where the original publisher’s edition is perceived as being too expensive for the market. The prime candidates for such licences are university textbooks, although there may also be requirements for books at primary and secondary school level in those overseas countries where the education curriculum has been modelled on that of the United Kingdom. As English has increasingly become the lingua franca, there is also a growing need for low-price editions of English-language teaching materials and dictionaries.