Media Services Group Ltd. (MSGL) is pleased to announce that Chris Wolf was recently hired as Product Manager of Élan Accounting and Royalties. Chris joins MSGL with twenty-five (25) years of experience in the publishing industry, most recently as Vice President at Bayard Inc. [Read more…]
After an extensive review process, longtime Cat’s Pajamas client Books International recently agreed to upgrade their Cat’s software to Media Services Group’s Élan Platform.
Since 1984, Books International, a family owned and operated company has provided fulfillment services and in recent years expanding services to include print-on-demand and digital services to publishers worldwide from the company’s headquarters in Dulles, Virginia.
Concordia Publishing House has signed a contract to implement the publishing software knkPublishing.
knkPublishing Editorial Office and Production (including the knk Media Library and Metadata Management), Rights and Royalties, Book Order Management, and Subscription Management will replace existing publishing and CRM systems at Concordia. The publishing house will leverage knkPublishing’s integration with Microsoft Dynamics NAV to meet Supply Chain, Finance and Accounting functional requirements. [Read more…]
Macmillan Publishers selected Virtusales Publishing Solutions to supply a rights and royalties solution encompassing third party rights management, rights sales management and royalty processing, alongside Virtusales’ integrated digital asset workflow tool that will support Macmillan in the creation and repurposing of content and metadata across multiple publishing platforms. [Read more…]
This post presents an overview of a typical publisher’s “Cost of Goods Sold” accounts in QuickBooks. [Read more…]
QuickBooks can be configured to track expenses associated with a production of a title.
The customized QuickBooks Premier report below shows expenses assigned to the title “Blue Sky”. The name field shows the expense class; Prepress or PPB, and expense types such as cover design, copy editing, proofing, printing or freight. The source name field shows the vendor. The memo field displays a note associated with the vendor’s bill. [Read more…]
Ilhan Aksoycan to strengthen Klopotek’s Professional Services and Key Accounts as COO.
The global publishing market is experiencing an accelerated transition to new business models and new media formats. Publishers are confronted with the fact that their legacy information systems and solutions of generic systems vendors do no longer serve their purpose.
This development is creating a high demand for the products and services of Klopotek AG. To meet this demand and to optimize the service and support to its present customers, Klopotek has decided to strengthen its organization and its management capabilities. [Read more…]
World, Inc. (EWI) recently went live on a new Élan digital bookstore provided by Media Services Group.
This provides an easier and more seamless online-shopping experience for EWI’s customers both during and after a purchase. EWI received the ability for customers to manage their details and access past orders, including digital keys and downloads by logging in and clicking a link. This allows for web self-service and makes it easier for customers to quickly renew, select expedited delivery methods, and receive digital editions. The EWI order fulfillment process becomes more efficient as orders go directly into the Élan Enterprise System without the need for the operator to import the orders. [Read more…]
Ingenta and The British Library collaborate to digitise and distribute archive content
We’re pleased to announce that we will be collaborating with the British Library on the digitisation and distribution of archival content for academic institutions. Every institutional library has its own archive of rare documents and publications which, in print format, remains accessible to very few researchers. Though many institutions have the technical resources to create digital copies, none are as advanced as the British Library’s own facilities at Boston Spa in West Yorkshire and St Pancras in London, or have a dedicated team of staff, including preservation experts and conservators.
Ingenta Connect was established nearly two decades ago, and now reaches almost every academic library in the world; content digitised by the British Library’s professional team can now be disseminated through Ingenta Connect and its sister site Ingenta Open, potentially making rare content available to hundreds of thousands of researchers and academic institutions worldwide.
BiblioDAW (Digital Asset Workflows) is the latest fully integrated tool for the Biblio suite, providing a secure framework to efficiently manage digital workflows. Unique to BiblioDAW, publishers can capitalise on the rich product metadata already stored in Biblio’s core central database. By linking content with any Biblio entity including product, contact, right and production records, assets inherit the existing metadata and remain synchronised to that data throughout the product lifecycle.
By combining rich metadata and digital content with structured workflows and flexible distribution tools, BiblioDAW saves significant time compiling, digitising, storing and protecting digital files, before distributing content and data to suppliers, websites, aggregators and retailers. Changes to content or metadata automatically trigger feeds to be redistributed, removing the need for any manual updates and saving significant time managing content and workflows.
- Fully integrated system linking product metadata, files and content with date schedules, cost management and financial forecasting and rights management
- Support for all content items in any file type including XML content, PDF files, ebook formats, images and application files
- Bespoke workflows support specific business rules and processes, e.g. Automatic notification of new files being uploaded
- Automatically update production schedules when files and content are uploaded, downloaded or signed off within BiblioDAW
- Useful features to support workflows such as the ability to add internal comments, lock files, version control and repurposing Sophisticated Google style searching and filtering
- Flexible distribution tools capable of delivering content, files and metadata to external suppliers, retailers, websites and aggregators via automated feeds