Publishing Software, 

Developed by Publishing Experts

The Biblio Suite

The Biblio suite of software is a comprehensive and modular system for managing publishing processes from initial concept through to delivery (and beyond).


Developed specifically for publishers, by publishing and technical experts, the Biblio suite is a collaboratively driven, ‘Best of Breed’ Enterprise Publishing Management System. New releases are rolled out every ten weeks, delivering a system that constantly updates, refreshes and adapts to the needs of the industry.


The Biblio suite runs the processes for some of the world's leading publishers, including Penguin Random House, Hachette UK, Pearson Education, Pan Macmillan, Harvard University Press, Bloomsbury and a number of high-profile university presses and independents.

Biblio Highlights

Fully scalable and configurable to suit your needs, resources and budget

Integrated reporting engine allowing users to build reports with no technical expertise

Developed using the latest Microsoft .Net technology, delivering a modern and flexible system

Out-of-the-box or bespoke options for a standard or configured implementation

Secure and future-proof with new releases every 10 weeks

Constantly evolving to maintain industry standards and handle emerging trends

Suitable for publishers of any size from multinationals to independents

Comprehensive access and permissions based on customisable roles

Available as SaaS or as an installed solution  with either perpetual or annual licences

Modular menu-based approach

User friendly and tailored to your requirements

Seamless integration with existing warehouse and finance systems 

Full support for industry standards 

including ONIX, BIC, BISAC and Thema

Simplifies publishing processes with all data in one place

After going through a rigorous tender process, we realised that Virtusales would help us retain the important custom elements of our existing systems, while delivering new advantages


Timothy Doyle, Chief Financial Officer, Harvard University Press

Key Benefits

Delivers efficiencies to the full, end-to-end publishing process

Streamlines publishing workflows saving time and money

Modular approach offers lower Cost of Ownership

Consolidation of multiple, disparate systems and processes

Additional revenue stream opportunities through enriched metadata

Simplifies the management of IP, from pre-acquisition to post-publication

Centralised database introduces more transparency and wider visibility across the business

Increased productivity through workflows, wizards and detailed reporting

Designed exclusively for the publishing industry

Without BiblioLIVE we would require at least an extra 10% staff.


Martin Klopstock, Digital & Operations Director, Kogan Page

Flexible Purchasing Options


​The Biblio suite is fully scalable to suit any size of publisher. Virtusales offers fully managed service (SaaS) or the option for publishers to host either on their own network or third-party hosting facilities such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.

Licence Model


Annual Subscription


All modules and features available

All modules and features available

Software Updates


every 6 - 8 weeks


every 6 - 8 weeks


Customer, Virtusales,

Azure, AWS


Azure, AWS

Collaborative Development

Technical Support




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Store and repurpose metadata in a single central hub, share with suppliers, retailers and customers, and automatically update AI Sheets, websites and catalogues.

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Centralised production enables complete control of specifications, costs, schedules, supplier workloads and purchase orders, delivering improved financial visibility and decision making

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Sophisticated workflow solution for managing the creation, distribution and sale of

your print and digital content throughout their economic life-cycle

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Fully integrated, end-to-end management with no need for other disparate systems

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Streamline your royalty calculation process and handle complex royalty calculations and payments for physical books and digital content

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A fully integrated solution providing complete, real-time sales figures alongside rich bibliographic, marketing and financial information in a single system

The Implementation Process

Virtusales has a successful track record of implementing new publishing software and decoupling legacy systems for more than 18 years. Since starting with Hodder Headline in 2000, we have implemented over 100 publishing-related projects to publishers of all sizes across trade, education and academic sectors. We work closely with each customer to find an implementation mix that is going to suit their requirements, internal resources and budget.

Configured and customised to individual requirements

The modular technology and advanced security model at the heart of the Biblio suite enable a great deal of system configuration to be done by publishers themselves either during implementation or on an ongoing basis. This results in publishers having more control and minimising costs when changes are required. Comprehensive maintenance screens enable administrators to allow individuals or groups access or otherwise to the various elements of the system.

Comprehensive gap analysis to define scope and focus publishers' requirements

Focussed analysis and discovery sessions to increase value and maximise return on investment

Dedicated in-house project team:  specialist project manager, technical leads and consultants working closely with the customer throughout implementation 

Regular communication keeps projects focussed and on schedule

A thousand users in 16 countries are more empowered because they have easy access to high quality data and can work more efficiently.


Alison Davies, Deputy Operations Director, The Penguin Group