Bloomsbury USA Selects RoyaltyShare for E-book Sales Management
Digital Advantage for eBooks automates and tracks the import and normalization of revenue transaction data received from e-retailers, provides sophisticated tools for clearing transaction errors, aggregates the transactions into an output feed that can be customized for downstream royalty and ERP systems, and provides Web-based analytics to examine sales trends. The result is a highly scalable solution for book publishers now faced with processing and managing sales data from dozens, and potentially hundreds, of electronic retailers and distributors worldwide who offer eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and print-on-demand services-whether under the agency or retail models, or emerging subscription and advertising-based services.
RoyaltyShare's Digital Advantage for eBooks platform was recently enhanced with the launch of Sales Feed Price Validation, a crucial tool that helps agency model publishers validate eBook sales pricing compliance. Offered as an optional module, this new price validation tool helps publishers identify and manage transactions in which the actual sale price reported by retail agents is not in accordance with the price set by the publisher, potentially saving tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue and preventing downstream reporting errors. Book publishers distributing eBooks under the retail model may also use the tool to validate that e-retailers are using the proper suggested retail selling price established by the publisher, an important mechanism for assuring proper payment from e-retailers.
RoyaltyShare's Digital Advantage platform has also been selected by the New York Times to help validate sales data for their forthcoming New York Times Best Seller lists for eBooks.
About Bloomsbury USA
Bloomsbury USA is a general interest publisher of adult and children's books. Established in 1998 as an American subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (British publisher of, among others, J.K. Rowling) they are the publisher of the bestselling books Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Rats, Schott's Original Miscellany, My Horizontal Life, and Kitchen Confidential; as well as works by award-winning writers Alan Hollinghurst, William Boyd, Melissa Fay Greene, Howard Jacobson and Shannon Hale.