Charlesbridge Publishing to Streamline Workflows with Bibliographic, Production and DAM Modules


Charlesbridge to streamline workflows and deliver greater efficiencies with BiblioLIVE’s Bibliographic, Production and Digital Asset Management modules.

  • BiblioLIVE replaces Excel, Word, and other disparate systems   

  • BiblioLIVE provides significant time savings through streamlined and automated processes

  • Charlesbridge benefits from single, inter-departmental management system for all product formats

With their annual output growing year on year and a 100% e-book conversion rate, Charlesbridge sought to integrate its title management and production scheduling workflows, with a focus on providing efficiencies throughout the publication lifecycle.

Charlesbridge replaces its legacy systems with BiblioLIVE’s publishing software - the solution that offers the most effective and immediate gains.  Charlesbridge evaluated a number of software solutions and after an in-depth review process, BiblioLIVE was selected. Charlesbridge also visited Virtusales’ Biblio University Customer Day where the team spent time talking to several of Virtusales’ existing customers.

As a secure, cloud-based solution, BiblioLIVE gives all users remote, 24/7 access and features customisable user permissions and approvals at every level, meaning that all departments will have access to the same accurate, information and artwork, alleviating the need for time-consuming inter-departmental requests.

Rodney Elder, Executive Vice President, North America, Virtusales

BiblioLIVE will provide Charlesbridge with a centralised system that links all relevant departments and allows consistent data sharing and communication. “We expect to see significant time savings and take advantage of other operational improvements by automating and customising all aspects of our acquisitions process,” comments Mary Ann Sabia, Publisher and COO at Charlesbridge.

In addition, Charlesbridge will now be able to manage its extensive e-book list incorporating schedules, costs, and metadata into the same system as its print titles.

“Implementing BiblioLIVE will allow Charlesbridge to focus our development efforts on expanding and diversifying our front list, creating more space for innovation and creativity,” added Yolanda Scott, Associate Publisher and Editorial Director.

Implementing BiblioLIVE will allow Charlesbridge to focus our development efforts on expanding and diversifying our front list, creating more space for innovation and creativity.


Yolanda Scott, Associate Publisher and Editorial Director, 

Charlesbridge Publishing

Why Virtusales

  • Accurate project estimates and “post mortem” analysis

  • Efficient schedule management and production processes

  • Single, centralised storage of all title information for both print and e-books

  • Remote, 24/7 access for all users

  • Integrated and well controlled business processes throughout the title lifecycle

  • Future-proofing publisher’s ability to manage increased title output

About Charlesbridge Publishing

Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children and adults, with a goal of creating and supporting lifelong readers and lifelong learners. Their children’s books encourage reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home and embrace a child’s innate sense of wonder and fun.  Charlesbridge believes that books should offer accurate information, be both compelling and educational, and promote a positive worldview. To this end, they continually strive to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in both children's and adult literature.

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