Multiple Copy Subscription Sales [Print only]
More than one copy purchased by a known subscriber for a contracted period with the intention to distribute to the same group of, but unknown, individuals over the term of the subscription.
1. There must be a contractual arrangement between the subscriber and the publisher (or their agent)
You must be able to provide evidence of the contractual arrangements between the subscriber and the publisher (or their agent) including the issues/period, the quantities to be supplied and the price.
2. Must be likely copies are received by the same individual(s) over the term of the subscription
You must be able to demonstrate, through the distribution method, that the copies are likely to be distributed to the same individual(s) over the subscription term.
3. Copies are paid for by the subscriber
You can claim copies where payment is outstanding as long as there are reasonable grounds to consider them to be live, good and collectable.
4. For a contracted period and for a minimum number of issues (at least two)
You cannot claim distribution of back issues.
Average Multiple Subscriptions per issue for the period [reported as Paid Subscription Copies] analysed by:
Breakout copies into:
- Single Copy Subscriptions, comprising:
- Single Copy Subscriptions
- Paid Employee Copies
- Publisher Controlled Direct Delivery (print only)
- Voucher Subscriptions (print only)
- All You Can Read Sales (digital only)
- Multiple Subscriptions (print only)
- Corporate Subscriptions (digital only)
G2. Must be likely copies are received by the same individual(s) over the term of the subscription
You might demonstrate the copies are likely to be distributed to the same individual(s) over the subscription term by:
By providing names of the individuals to whom the copies are distributed
By demonstrating that copies are distributed to the same fixed pool of individuals e.g. employees of a particular department or company who can reasonably be expected to be present at the same delivery location on an on-going basis.
G3. Copies are paid for by the subscriber
Where payment is outstanding you may take into account the following in considering whether there are reasonable grounds to consider the debt to be live, good and collectable:
Publisher's normal credit terms
Credit control efforts
G4. For a contracted period and for a minimum number of issues (at least two)
The contracted period may be a rolling issue by issue (or open ended) arrangement providing the contractual arrangements clearly intend there to be an on-going payment mandate and the sale is not promoted as a single copy purchase.