Karen Raugust writes RaugustReports: A Blog on Licensing and is the founder of Raugust Communications and the author of the books and reports it publishes. She has been covering and consulting on the licensing business since 1990, when she joined The Licensing Letter as Executive Editor, serving in that position for six years. More recently, she was the long-time Special Projects Editor for TLL. In that role, she contributed articles to the publication and wrote books and research reports including The Licensing Business Handbook, International Licensing: A Status Report, The Licensing Letter Food and Beverage Licensing Report, The Global Market for Licensed Preschool Properties, and many more, as well as writing a twice-weekly blog, RaugustOnLicensing.
Karen also is the Licensing Correspondent and a Contributing Editor for Publishers Weekly, where she writes a licensing column and news and features about licensed publishing. She has covered licensing for other publications as well, including Animation Magazine, Animation World Network, American Artist, Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, U.S. Art, and Variety Jr., among others.
Karen has been quoted about licensing news and trends in publications ranging from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal; has provided consulting for individuals and organizations ranging from theme parks and Hollywood studios to nonprofit groups and individual artists; and speaks at many industry and corporate events.
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