ONIX Metadata: Setting Sales Rights

There are two sections in your metadata where you need to enter information about which territories you’d like to sell your books in, and which price should be used in each territory:

  1. Under the Product block, the Sales Rights  composite indicates which territories and/or regions the publisher has rights to distribute the book into.

SalesRights composite

2. Under the Supply Detail block, Territorial Rights must be supplied for each price.

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The two sections work in tandem; in the Sales Rights section, you could indicate that a book is available worldwide, and in the Supply Territories section, specify that you want the CAD price used in Canada, the GBP price used in the UK, and the USD price used everywhere else in the world.

Sales Rights

The <SalesRightsType> composite is used to indicate which territories the publisher has rights for the title in, and whether those rights are exclusive. The values for the <SalesRightsType> element are taken from ONIX code list 46.

Here are some examples of how to use the <SalesRights> composite for different scenarios:

1. If you only have rights for a book in Canada and the US, but those rights are exclusive.

ONIX 2.1

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ONIX 3.0

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2. If you have worldwide, exclusive rights.

ONIX 3.0

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ONIX 2.0

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Territorial Rights

The <Territory> composite is used within the <Price> composite to indicate where a certain price should be used. The country codes used to indicate rights in specific territories are taken from the ISO country codes on ONIX list 91. The region codes come from ONIX list 49.

Here are some examples of how to use the <Territory> composite to assign prices in certain currencies to certain territories.

1. If you want to set a price to be used in all territories within the European Union.

EU Territory Rights

2. If you want your price in Great British Pounds to be used in the UK and also in India.

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3. If you want your CAD price to be used in Canada, and your USD price used for the rest of the world. This means your USD price will be converted to local currencies for customers in other territories.

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