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Page Two selects BiblioSuite for enhanced author management

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Turning the book publishing model on its head, Page Two offers authors full creative control over the publication of their titles and products. Based in Canada, the publisher has chosen BiblioSuite Product Management to better support its unique author relationships, customer-centric digital workflows and custom metadata management.

The Challenge:

Prior to BiblioSuite, Page Two had been storing its metadata in Google Doc spreadsheets, and was in need of a flexible, scalable system that would:

  • Facilitate enhanced author relationship management;

  • Centralize, synchronize and increase the visibility of its metadata internally;

  • Streamline and automate the sending of metadata feeds to its distributor, Macmillan and retailers; and

  • Enable better reporting on statuses and output to retailers.

The Solution:

Its unique publishing model can lead to challenges but using BiblioSuite’s flexible reporting, Page Two is in a good position to automate and share tailored feeds with its distributors and retailers to meet its customers’ respective requirements.

BiblioSuite Product Management will enable Page Two to:

  • Enhance its author relationships—providing staff with a single source of truth for all its bibliographic data, digital assets and contact information, with customer relationship management tools that increase visibility of and access to key data companywide;

  • Track and report on its authors at the contact-level—enabling Page Two’s Project Managers to store granular information about their authors’ interests, preferences, etc. for future reference and visibility internally;

  • Seamlessly integrate with third parties, including its distributors Macmillan and Raincoast, for enhanced data sharing—thereby reducing data re-entry and saving time and resources;

  • Compile and schedule comprehensive reports in a wide range of outputs—leveraging real-time data to gain valuable insights into its products’ performance and facilitate informed forecasting and decision-making; and

  • Manage, track and report on its POD titles and e-book distribution.

“Author management is so important to all of us at Page Two, and BiblioSuite was the only system that not only met but exceeded our requirements for personalization and robust contact and product data management. The BiblioSuite system, with its flexibility and scalability, and the expertise of the Virtusales team are a winning combination and we’re sure our authors and staff will be reaping the benefits in no time at all.”

Gabrielle Narsted, Director of Operations, Page Two

“Working alongside the team at Page Two to configure and optimize the publisher’s digital workflows has been really interesting due to their unique business model. We’re excited to see the myriad ways BiblioSuite will streamline their processes; fast-tracking publications, supporting creativity and enhancing efficiency company-wide.”

Rodney Elder, EVP, North America, Virtusales Publishing Solutions

About Page Two

Page Two was founded in 2013 and has become a leading publisher of non-fiction books by the world’s foremost thinkers. We are a boutique company curating a thoughtful list of about 55 books and book-like products a year by authors who are leaders in their subjects, specializing in the categories of business and leadership, finance, self-help, relationships, health and wellness, and food and wine. Together our founders, Jesse Finkelstein and Trena White, developed a vision for a new type of relationship between author and publisher that puts the authors’ goals at the heart of our work. Jesse and Trena are past finalists for the RBC Women Entrepreneurs’ Award, recognized for building a thriving, trailblazing company. Our team are deep experts in their respective areas and take pride in their craft and in pushing boundaries in their work. Many of our books have won awards and appeared on major bestseller lists, and we’ve published several books selling 1 million+ copies, including The Coaching Habit, The 1-Page Marketing Plan, and Exactly What to Say.

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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