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Baker & Taylor chooses BiblioSuite to run its publishing operations at Paw Prints

The logo of Paw Prints Publishing, showing a large, orange cat laying on its back with the words "PAW PRINTS" and a black paw print icon on its belly in freehand script, and "PUBLISHING" beneath in bold, black capital letters.

Baker & Taylor—the largest supplier of library content, software and services to public and academic libraries in the United States, and a worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products—has chosen BiblioSuite to run its publishing program, Paw Prints Publishing.

Selecting BiblioSuite’s workflows incorporating Acquisition, Product Management, Production Control, Contracts, Rights, Royalties, and the Royalty Portal, Paw Prints Publishing will leverage centralized, streamlined processes from the start to the finish of the publishing lifecycle; supporting its strong growth trajectory and enhancing its operations, increasing efficiencies companywide.

In doing so, Paw Prints is joining some of the world’s leading children’s publishers using BiblioSuite, including Candlewick Press, Capstone, Dorling Kindersley, Macmillan, Nosy Crow, Penguin Random House, Usborne and many more.

“Returning to our roots as a publisher, we were looking for publishing software that would support our operations every step of the way. BiblioSuite, which is used by many of the top publishers around the world, will give us the strong foundation to meet all our requirements and complexities, including for co-editioning.”

Bobbie Bensur, Director, Paw Prints Publishing at Baker & Taylor

“It’s fantastic to be working with Baker & Taylor and supplying BiblioSuite, which will streamline Paw Print’s operations and support its growth. ”

Rod Elder, EVP, North America, Virtusales Publishing Solutions

About Baker & Taylor and Paw Prints Publishing

Baker & Taylor has a long and varied history in the American book world that began back in 1828. We have left our own paw prints in both the library and bookselling world for almost two centuries now! We started out as a binder and publisher of books and pivoted to book distribution later in the 20th century; the rest has been history. Today, we are the premier public library services provider and a worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment products. Gatekeepers have come to rely on us as trusted partners in the very special business of connecting literature and learning with their communities.

Now, we’re returning to our roots as a publisher. Paw Prints Publishing will bring original content to market for young readers in both physical and eBook formats. Our mission is to share stories that inspire and enlighten children from all walks of life, and we have a particular goal of publishing work featuring underserved or underrepresented communities. Books that focus on pillars of social emotional learning and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Books that are fun and informative and vital to today’s kids. Books that will inspire readers to leave their own beautiful and unique paw prints on this world.

About BiblioSuite

BiblioSuite offers growing publishers the opportunity to implement tried-and-tested, digital workflows that have been developed in collaboration with world-leading publishers, to streamline their processes and increase their output without increasing their number of employees. It enables content-led publishing models, helping publishers to fully utilize their IP and maximize their income regardless of the publishing formats chosen. Biblio users are therefore free to focus on growing their business in the sound mind that all their data, assets and essential documentation – from editorial right the way through to rights and royalties – are being recorded and stored in a way which will better the performance of the business, and will increase effective communications (both internally and externally, with staff, business partners, authors and agents alike).

BiblioSuite is proven to help publishing houses of all shapes and sizes to save time, reduce duplication of efforts and increase access to key information and documents company-wide. The only difficulty after implementing will be deciding what to do with the time you’ve freed up!

By choosing BiblioSuite’s comprehensive system, your publishing house will be able to:

  • Manage multiple formats including books, e-books, audiobooks, packs and bundles (including non-book products), licenses and merchandise;

  • Easily maintain high-quality metadata and enhanced ONIX feeds;

  • Control and record all aspects of safety-testing (if applicable);

  • Create, store and distribute all your digital assets in a single system;

  • Generate and authorize contracts with software that enables full rights management;

  • Create costings and schedules for production;

  • Raise purchase orders within the Biblio system;

  • Handle complex royalty calculations and payments;

  • Analyze sales, manage inventory and improve forecasting, in real-time;

  • And much, much more.

About Virtusales Publishing Solutions

Virtusales is the creator of industry-leading BiblioSuite publishing software. Working with some of the world's leading trade, children’s and novelty, academic and scholarly, educational and professional, content and licensing, and religious publishers including Penguin Random House, Faber, Oxford University Press, Hachette, Bloomsbury and Macmillan Publishers, Virtusales is streamlining ​publishers' workflows and bringing efficiencies to their business processes with innovative software, exceptional service and a collaborative approach.

Our leading-edge, web-based technology, rapid development cycle of new functionality and close working relationships with our customers ensure that our client publishers are able to manage and adapt to the industry's challenges more efficiently, now and in the future.

Find out more here or contact us for further information.


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