Klopotek, the leading provider of software solutions for the publishing industry, and MarkLogic Corporation today announced that they are collaborating to develop future Klopotek publishing industry applications using MarkLogic® software. [Read more…]
Bookmasters Goes Live with PPM Title Management
Bookmasters, one of the largest integrated providers of book publishing services in the world, has implemented Klopotek’s Title Management module. Title Management is part of Kloptek’s PPM (Product Planning Management) suite of software. It is a feature-rich metadata management system built on worldwide publishing best practices. It supports all industry identifiers and standards including ONIX3.0.
Susan Lehrhaupt, COO of Klopotek North America says “We’re excited to have Bookmasters join the worldwide community of Klopotek customers. We look forward to providing them with our exceptional software and services which will enable them to provide outstanding services to their clients.
Ken Fultz, General Manager of Bookmasters, says “We’re very encouraged with the improvements we’ll see in our title and metadata management workflow resulting from our implementation of the Klopotek software. Klopotek gives us improved reliability and increased flexibility that had been lacking in our previous workflow. Our customers and our content management team will reap the benefits from this enhancement to our services.”
For more than 40 years, Bookmasters has offered services to publishers such as book printing services, print book storage/warehousing and book distribution, eBook conversion and distribution, editorial and design.
For more information on Bookmasters contact:
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
888-537-6727 ext 1410
Klopotek is the leader in offering software solutions to book and journal publishers. Klopotek’s offerings cover the entire publishing spectrum. Klopotek’s standard software enables publishers to more effectively manage their business in a rapidly changing environment.
For more information on Klopotek contact:
Vice President Sales & Marketing
973-331-1010 x 610
Klopotek has released a beta version of their User Portal. With this portal users can upload and share their documentation of best practices on how they use the Klopotek software.
Lerner Publishing Group, one of the largest independently owned children’s publishers in the USA with more than 5,000 books in print, has implemented the Klopotek CR&R application (Contracts, Rights & Royalties).
Lerner has been using Global Turnkey Systems’ UNISON system for fulfillment, AR, inventory, and finance since 2007. (GTS was acquired by Klopotek in 2006 and is now part of Klopotek North America, Inc.)
In order to take advantage of the contract and royalty flexibility offered by the Klopotek system, Lerner chose to implement Klopotek CR&R. Now the automatic royalty payment interface to UNISON replaces manual effort to enter vouchers for payments. This interface also replaces the duplicate effort of entering recipients in the financial system. In addition, it also replaces manual rights management, improving visibility to rights available for sale and revenues attributable to rights.
Leading academic publisher Taylor & Francis has embarked on a project to implement the Klopotek CR&R (Contracts, Rights & Royalties) solution to manage its increasingly complex rights and royalty requirements. The project will be implemented in phases with the 1st phase focusing on two of its publishing areas, expected to be live this Summer.
Stuart Dawson, Finance Director, Taylor & Francis;
“We are pleased to be working with Klopotek on the implementation of an enhanced system for handling royalties, rights and permissions as part of our ongoing investment in ensuring we deliver an excellent service to our authors.”
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. With offices in London, Brighton, Basingstoke and Abingdon in the UK, New York and Philadelphia in the USA and Singapore and Melbourne in the Pacific Rim, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,000 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles.
When we evaluate Software as a Service solutions (SaaS) we look at 1) the location of the datacenters, 2) the center’s statistics and 3) their Type II SAS 70 Service Auditor’s Report.
This article by Steve Waldron of Klopotek looks at how POD (print on demand) impacts the publisher’s profitability via three business models;
- Print to Order
- Print for Drop Ship
- Print Short Run
It concludes that
The PTO (print to order) model, in particular, reduces investment risk, it takes away the guess work and complex forecasting of print run and reprint planning and ultimately means that you only pay for the inventory that you actually sell, this also takes away the risk of losing a sale due to unavailability of the product, today’s consumers often choose a similar product if the one they initially select is not available. The value of not losing those sales should not be underestimated.
In association with a BISG program aimed at the development of standards and best practices for the licensing of publishing rights, EDItEUR has developed a “strawman” analysis of the data content and structure required for a family of computer-to-computer royalty reporting messages.
Klopotek’s standard royalty statement already meets the requirements outlined in the strawman. So with the Klopotek Solution it is possible to provide the metadata for the royalty reporting message formats BISG and EDItEUR are aiming to define.
If you’d like to receive more information about this project please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
01. Cyberwolf; the developers of Acumen, were promoting their new Cyberwolf Download Service that offers publishers an afforable way to distribute DRM protected digital content directly to customers.
02. Klopotek highlighted their rapid software implementations and their software as a service offerings in rights and royalties, contract management and editorial production management.
03. IBS Bookmaster highlighted their digitial distribution functionality that allows publishers to handle orders for print, digital and subscription products on the same invoice and automatically sends orders for the digital products to the company’s digital distributor. IBS also told us that they increased the size of the .NET programming staff.
04. Trilogy was highlighted the completion of the first phase of their IPG implmentation and their software as a service offering. In fact, Trilogy is the only vendor to publicly release pricing for their hosted service.