Marketing Rights

Specifying marketing rights allows you to inform booksellers in which countries they may distribute your project, in which countries distribution is restricted, and in which countries the product may not be distributed at all.

Products may, in accordance with ONIX specifications, have a specific set of marketing rights (code list 46).
Please note: Metabooks will only show Metabooks relevant marketing rights.

Metabooks relevant marketing rights include:

Code Sales right type
01 For sale with exclusive rights in the specified countries or territories
02 For sale with non-exclusive rights in the specified countries or territories
03 Not for sale in the specified countries or territories (reason unspecified)

Please ensure that the various marketing rights offered do not conflict.

Permissible and impermissible Entries

Countries

All countries included in ONIX (code list 91) may be specified.

Regions

Specifications for regions (code list 49) are limited in Metabooks to the use of:

  • ECZ (Eurozone), which will automatically be translated by Metabooks into the equivalent countries.
    • Euro countries (AT BE CY EE FI FR DE ES GR IE IT LU LV MT NL PT SI SK)
    • additional countries using the Euro (AD MC SM VA ME)
  • ROW (Rest of World)
  • WORLD (entire world)

Examples

Example: Exclusive marketing rights in Germany, Austrian and Switzerland as well as non-exclusive marketing rights in the rest of the world

ONIX 2.1 Short
<salesrights>
   <b089>01</b089>
   <b090>DE AT CH</b090>
</salesrights>
<salesrights>
   <b089>02</b089>
   <b388>ROW</b388>
</salesrights>
ONIX 2.1 Reference
<SalesRights>
   <SalesRightsType>01</SalesRightsType>
   <RightsCountry>DE AT CH</RightsCountry>
</SalesRights>
<SalesRights>
   <SalesRightsType>02</SalesRightsType>
   <RightsTerritory>ROW</RightsTerritory>
</SalesRights>

Example: Exclusive marketing rights in Germany, Austrian and Switzerland as well as no marketing rights in the rest of the world

ONIX 2.1 Short
<salesrights>
   <b089>01</b089>
   <b090>DE</b090>
</salesrights>
<salesrights>
   <b089>02</b089>
   <b090>AT CH</b090>
</salesrights>
<salesrights>
   <b089>03</b089>
   <b388>ROW</b388>
</salesrights>
ONIX 2.1 Reference
<SalesRights>
   <SalesRightsType>01</SalesRightsType>
   <RightsCountry>DE</RightsCountry>
</SalesRights>
<SalesRights>
   <SalesRightsType>02</SalesRightsType>
   <RightsCountry>AT CH</RightsCountry>
</SalesRights>
<SalesRights>
   <SalesRightsType>03</SalesRightsType>
   <RightsTerritory>ROW</RightsTerritory>
</SalesRights>

Example: non-exclusive marketing rights in the entire world

Please note. if one marketing rights specification is set to “WORLD”, none of the others may contain contradictory information.

ONIX 2.1 Short
<salesrights>
   <b089>02</b089>
   <b388>WORLD</b388>
</salesrights>
ONIX 2.1 Reference
<SalesRights>
   <SalesRightsType>02</SalesRightsType>
   <RightsTerritory>WORLD</RightsTerritory>
</SalesRights>