Archives for October 2013

Amazon eBook Sales Imports

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing provides publishers with a multi-currency sales file. There is a separate section for each currency – CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY, etc. Each row has the Amazon ASIN; not the ISBN, as the product identifier. Download this document on how to import Amazon sales or read our how-to summary below. [Read more…]

Software Update 3.11.176

Our latest software update incorporates two changes; 1) an option to report sales by territory on the royalty statement and 2) re-positioning the sales import field mapping button to accommodate those using small screens. This update is free for all registered users. [Read more…]

Large Royalty Software Implementations

In New York City I met with consultants that implement royalty software for large companes; i.e. companies that have over 100,000 royalty contracts. This discussion highlighted client critical requirements for a successful implementation:

1. A good project manager that knows how to communicate with the key stakeholders and keep a project on schedule and within budget is key. Too many projects fail because they lack a good project manager.

2. A solid grasp of customer requirements. Ideally, you want zero unplanned software modifications. Unplanned modifications cost money and will delay the project completion date.

3. Client commitment to the project. The client needs to assign his most knowledgeable people to the project.

4. Modern IT Hardware. Old hardware leads to a slower system that takes longer to calcualte royalties and generate statements. Where possible the royalty software data should be stored on a dedicated server or NAS; network attached storage, device.

5. Employee training. Companies tend to skimp on employee training in an effort to minimize costs. This leads to excessive calls to costly technical support liness. Having a realistic plan for training employees is key to minimizing ongoing support costs and maximizing client satisfaction with the software.

Frankfurt Book Fair 2013

Easy Royalties / That’s Rights will be at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair; October 9 – 13.

Our stand is located at Hall 8.0 J154.

To schedule an appointment click here.

We look forward to seeing you.