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A software publisher is a publishing company in the software industry between the developer and the distributor. In some companies, two or all three of these roles may be combined (and indeed, may reside in a single person, especially in the case of shareware).

Software publishers often license software from the original author-developers with specific limitations, such as a time limit or geographical region for a royalty consideration. The terms of licensing vary enormously, and are typically secret.

The author-developers may use publishers to reach larger or foreign markets. Typically, the publisher will bear most of the cost of entering these markets. In return they pay the developer an agreed upon royalty payment.

The duties of the publisher can vary greatly depending on the agreement reached between the parties. Duties can include:

  • Translating language elements into the local language
  • Building demand for the software in the local market
  • Produce & Design boxed software products
  • Technical support of the product locally
  • Advertising in the local market - this includes creating the advertising as well as paying to have it displayed
  • Develop the many sales channels in order to reach the largest audience
  • Market the software to the end customers

Publishers may also use developers to create software to meet a market need that the publisher has identified.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics code for Software Publishers is 511200.

  1. Karl M. Popp and Ralf Meyer (2010). Profit from Software Ecosystems: Business Models, Ecosystems and Partnerships in the Software Industry. Norderstedt, Germany: BOD. ISBN 978-3-8391-6983-4.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. "Bureau of Labor Statistics - NAICS 511200 - Software Publishers"


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Software publisher Article Talk Language Watch Edit This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Software publisher news newspapers books scholar JSTOR December 2009 Learn how and when to remove this template message A software publisher is a publishing company in the software industry between the developer and the distributor In some companies two or all three of these roles may be combined and indeed may reside in a single person especially in the case of shareware Software publishers often license software from the original author developers with specific limitations such as a time limit or geographical region for a royalty consideration The terms of licensing vary enormously and are typically secret The author developers may use publishers to reach larger or foreign markets 1 Typically the publisher will bear most of the cost of entering these markets In return they pay the developer an agreed upon royalty payment The duties of the publisher can vary greatly depending on the agreement reached between the parties Duties can include Translating language elements into the local language Building demand for the software in the local market Produce amp Design boxed software products Technical support of the product locally Advertising in the local market this includes creating the advertising as well as paying to have it displayed Develop the many sales channels in order to reach the largest audience Market the software to the end customers Publishers may also use developers to create software to meet a market need that the publisher has identified The Bureau of Labor Statistics code for Software Publishers is 511200 2 See also EditOriginal Equipment ManufacturerReferences Edit Karl M Popp and Ralf Meyer 2010 Profit from Software Ecosystems Business Models Ecosystems and Partnerships in the Software Industry Norderstedt Germany BOD ISBN 978 3 8391 6983 4 CS1 maint uses authors parameter link Bureau of Labor Statistics NAICS 511200 Software Publishers This article about a technological corporation or company is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Software publisher amp oldid 949646520, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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