MetaComet® Systems, a provider of royalty accounting solutions, will release AuthorPortal.com, its innovative author-publisher collaboration platform, to independent publishers during this year’s BookExpo America (BEA).
AuthorPortal.com helps publishers enhance their relationships with authors while lowering costs and effort. It includes convenient access to royalty statements and title performance, a central repository for contracts, and the ability to share and collaborate on manuscripts. It also offers a wealth of valuable features, such as:
- Direct integration with Royalty Tracker, the world’s premier royalty management system, which makes it easy to upload royalty statements, titles, and other documents.
- An open API that can be integrated with virtually any system.
- Automatic backups.
- A cloud-based platform that allows for easy access from anywhere.
BookExpo America takes place in New York City from May 30 to June 1 and is North America’s largest annual gathering of book trade professionals, making it the perfect venue to launch AuthorPortal.com, according to David Marlin, president of MetaComet Systems.
“We are so excited to offer this cutting edge product to the industry,” says Marlin. “We believe it will truly revolutionize the collaboration between authors, publishers and agents.”
AuthorPortal.com offers independent publishers conveniences and relationship management capabilities similar to those used by the Big 5 and Amazon.
“Our objective is to bring the powerful features that the Big 5 and Amazon provide their authors to the relationship-oriented independent publishers,” Marlin says. “By all accounts, we have succeeded.”
AuthorPortal.com recently underwent three months of beta testing, during which testers offered positive and constructive feedback on improving the platform. “AuthorPortal.com is already a valuable tool for any publisher trying to manage their data and documents in a sensible, organized fashion,” says beta tester Kate Sullivan, Publisher of Candlemark & Gleam. “and it’s only going to get better from here.”
Many of the beta recommendations have been incorporated into the production release of the portal in order to offer independent publishers an even greater suite of collaboration tools.
For more information about AuthorPortal.com or for press inquiries, please contact Khalid Elkalai at 413 536-5989 x136, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .