Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

EasyRoyalties / That’s Rights will be at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Stop by our booth to see a demonstration of our royalty software and rights management applications.

Hall: 6.2 / B4 [Read more…]

Online User Manuals

EasyRoyalties has moved our user manuals online to the support section of www.royaltysoftware.net. At the current time we have three manuals online: EasyRoyalties, Importing and Permissions. [Read more…]

Royalty Software Selection for Book Publishers

Royalty software selection is an art. You want to purchase the software application that will best meet your current and future requirements.

  • Budget
  • Royalty Rules
  • Scalability
  • Expansion Options

Royalty Software Budget

The first criteria to examine is your budget. If your resources are limited or you want to minimize your expenditures EasyRoyalties will be your likely choice. Their prices range from $500 for (50 titles) to $18,000 (for 3,000+ titles) and implementation costs are minimal. If you can afford $10K to $30K a year for royalty software Metacomet’s Royalty Tracker, Klopotek and Virtusales offer royalty solutions that are more scalable, will process royalties faster and; in the case of Klopotek or Virtusales, offer a wide range of optional modules such as title information management and production management.

When looking at cost, look at the three year cost of ownership. The three year cost of ownership is the total cost of software, hardware, implementation and support services for a three year period. [Read more…]

Update 4.6.12

Our royalty software is updated about twice a month. With Update 4.6.10 the software will automatically notify users when an update is available.

Recent updates added these features to our royalty software;


04.06.02

  • Improvement: New fields added to export functions on: Royalty Analysis Report, Royalty Statement.
  • Improvement: Author preferred payment method added to mail merge on royalty statement mailing templates and mail merge from royalty contracts view.
  • Improvement: Additional fields added to Permissions import (item paid, paid date, payment method, payor’s reference)
  • Improvement: Permissions import: default components created for titles and/or ISBNs with no component name referenced.

Users with the Optional Rights module can now import permission sales and payments at the same time. This is useful for clients that use an outside service; such as the Copyright Clearance Center, to handle permission and reprint sales.

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Update 4.5.03

This royalty software update adds new royalty contract functionality. Royalty shares; percentage allocations, now have a start and end date. [Read more…]

Rights and Content in the Digital Age – Conference – June 13

New York City – June 13, 2016

At this half-day event, Rights and Content in the Digital Age, leading experts in the book and media industries — including literary agents, publishers and digital service providers — will highlight cutting-edge strategies to help you maximize your IP and grow your rights business.

In this digital age, when all backlist is frontlist, publishers are leaving money on the table while also opening themselves up to potential liability by not keeping better focus on the rights and licenses they hold.

The cost to register is $125 USD.

Royalty Software News – June 2016

New Website

Our new website; www.royaltysoftware.net, is up. In the support section you will find how to manuals for Importing and the EasyRoyalties software. We will be continually updated these online manuals. This week we are adding an EasyRoyalties manual module for Title Editions. Next week the module for Royalty schedules will be added. Royalty schedules determine when royalty statements are generated, specifies royalty statement format, specifies where the statement PDFs are saved and what email templates are used when statements are emailed to royalty recipients. [Read more…]

Update 4.4.30

Royalty software update 4.4.30 is available from www.erupdate.net or the client portal.

  • Landscape royalty statement style was generating errors; fixed.
  • New database: General options (home country, home language, home currency, tax name, etc.) are automatically initialized based on the Windows regional settings.
  • General Options: VAT tax is displayed as a percentage, not a decimal amount.

 

Update 4.4.11

Royalty software update 4.4.11 increased the royalty calculation processing speed and provides functionality for new contracts to exclude sales prior to a specified date from royalty expense calculations. [Read more…]

Update 4.4.1 – Help Documentation Links

Royalty software update 4.4.1 now documentation links to the main menu help menu. Click on the help button to access PDF documents on how to use the software. This help option is in addition to the in-program help that is available from the ? button at the top of each menu’s screen.

This initial list of documentation includes:

  • Importing data
  • Setting up statistics and alerts
  • Overview
  • Royalty rules
  • Creating statements
  • Royalty statement email setup
  • QuickBooks (tax withholding)

This update is available for free to all licensed users of the software. Go to www.erupdate.net to download and install this update.