The vertical market publishing software solutions in this section are designed for the needs of book publishers with features including backorder management, consignment sales, customer relationship management, direct mail campaign analysis, inventory, returns processing, royalties, rights and permissions, sales analysis, standing orders, stock reordering, title information management, and more.
Large Publishers – with sales of $50M to $1Billion
Book publishing software in this section is priced at about $300K to over $5M for a typical implementation. Solutions offered by these vendors are highly scalable. Implementation usually takes from six to eighteen months and many vendors targeting offer 24×7 technical support.
In this market segment the leading solutions are; Klopotek, knkPublishing, Publishing Technology, Real Software Systems (rights and royalties) and Virtusales.
Medium Publishers – with sales of $2M to $50M
Book publishing software for medium publishers offer publisher specific features – not found in general accounting packages. Implementations typically takes three to nine months.
The leading solutions are; ACUMEN Book, EasyRoyalties (rights and royalties), Media Services Group, Klopotek, knkPublishing, Publishing Technology, Trilogy North America and Virtusales.
Small Publishers – with sales under $2M
The software in this section does what you need it to – i.e. sales and royalties. It lacks the advanced functionality and scalability found in more expensive solutions.
In this market segment many publishers utilize QuickBooks Premier or QuickBooks Online Plus for financial accounting and EasyRoyalties for royalty reporting. QuickBooks has an 87% market share in the United States.