Raugust Communications is a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company headed by Karen Raugust. It is involved in three business areas: 1) providing information for the licensing and merchandising business; 2) offering editorial services, with a focus on business topics; and 3) selling photography and photo crafts.


Raugust Communications publishes books and reports on the business of licensing, focusing on how-to topics and licensing trends. Karen Raugust, the author of The Licensing Business Handbook, Contributing Editor and Licensing Correspondent for Publishers Weekly, and former Special Projects Editor for The Licensing Letter, is the author and primary researcher for all publications. Click here for more information.

Editorial Services

Raugust Communications offers editorial services including ghostwriting, substantive editing, and copyediting, as well as freelance writing. Founder Karen Raugust has written for more than 50 magazines and other publications; authored and contributed to more than two dozen books and book-length reports; and provided editorial services to publishers, entrepreneurs, corporations, and nonprofit groups. Click here for more information.


Raugust Communications sells framed and matted photos, with a focus on nature photography, as well as single and boxed greeting cards, coasters, magnets, jewelry, and more. Sales channels include craft fairs, retail shops, and custom projects. Click here to view some of our work.