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BiblioU 2023 showcases major publishing software developments and publishers' success stories

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Virtusales Publishing Solutions’ latest annual meeting, BiblioU 2023, explores AI, integrations, optimization, digital asset management, audiobooks, and the value of rights in publishing, demonstrating the power of BiblioSuite publishing software.

Representatives from world-leading publishers including Disney, Elsevier, Hachette, HarperCollins, Harvard University Press, Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Penguin Random House, Princeton University Press and Sage joined Virtusales on 5th and 6th September to gain insights into our latest, cutting-edge developments and practical advice on how to maximize their use of the BiblioSuite system to improve digital processes, enhance workflows, and increase efficiencies company-wide.

Key sessions included:

  • University presses, Mississippi and Georgia sharing insights from their recent BiblioSuite optimization projects, showcasing how they utilized Biblio’s functionality to create new workflows, boost value, and improve cross-department communication and productivity.

  • Verlagsgruppe Oetinger explaining how BiblioSuite DAM supported its transition from a book-centric to media business, and enabled the team to play and convert audio and video files in the Biblio system to effortlessly meet third party requirements.

  • Podium revealing how it streamlined its digital and audiobook workflows using Biblio, enabling the team to manage acquisitions, contracts and royalties in a single system.

  • Kris Kliemann, Chair of BISG’s Rights Committee, discussing the value of rights in publishing; exploring how automating digital workflows and enhanced rights analysis and reporting can boost publishers' efficiency and profitability.

  • Zando demonstrating how BiblioSuite expedites the creation of contracts and empowers the team to provide instant answers to granular legal questions through clause value reporting.

If you are interested in watching any of these sessions, get in touch.

Virtusales also held an in-person gathering on 6th September in New York, where select publishers gathered from across North America to watch the online event and gain one-on-one consultation and training with the Virtusales team. Accompanied by a full working lunch and drinks reception, the event offered a welcome opportunity to network with publishing professionals.

What did attendees think?

“It was my extreme honor to take space and be present at the #BiblioU2023 event in #newyorkcity with fellow scholarly presses. Rodney Elder you are brilliant vibrancy, and the epitome of an organization that leads with heart. #Biblio Dr. Dan Timmins is awesome and I am happy to be working with him. Super cool meeting many of you, with whom I look forward to further collaborations and professional networking. #teamwork #publishing #leadershipexcellence #leadershipdevelopment

—Ayo Sekai, Publisher & CEO, Universal Write Publications

“Very useful and enjoyable event. It was great to have a preview of future developments for BiblioSuite, all of which look set to help publishers improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Lovely also to be able to network and share thoughts with industry experts. Thank you, Rod and team.”

—Martin Hill, Director, Kogan Page Inc. and Founder, MPHC

“Excellent sessions - not only on existing features in the software. It was also exciting to hear of their roadmap for future development. Great time together with colleagues who understand the joys and pains of handling all the information in the publishing world.”

—Alan Giagnocavo, Founder, CEO & Publisher, Fox Chapel Publishing

If you’d like to find out why BiblioSuite is trusted by over 300 publishers and imprints, and how it can streamline your digital workflows and processes, contact us today.


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