Designed and Built for Book Publishers of all sizes
• Current Sales & Royalties
• Previous Unpaid Balances
• Historical Sales, Royalties, Deductions...
While you focus on the business of publishing, we automate the process of producing the Author Royalty Statements.
• Unlimited Co-authors
• Author Min. Payment Amt.
• Designated Payees
(Authors can choose to donate all or any part of Royalties for any Title)
Head Start is a Contact Management Resource (CRM) re-designed and available within the FileMaker landscape.
The Royalties Module is an add-on project specifically developed for Publishers of the written word.
With minor customizations the Royalties Module may include any of the original CRM functionalities in order to manage: Organiztions, Contacts, Invoices, Expenses, Staff, To Do List, Notes, Document, Products, Projects...
Option A: Automation
If you already have a solution for tracking the life cycle of new books including the authors, we can link both solutions, where one click will transfer select Author(s) and Title(s) to the HS Royalties Module
Option B: Individually
• Add the Author(s)
• Add the Title(s)
• Add the Author(s) to a Title
Import Sales from a variety of Distributors:
HS Royalties includes a process to import sales from excel documents provided by many Distibutors and Online Sales sites
Customize Sales Imports in various formats:
HS Royalties can be customized to import from other text based output like XML, JSON, directly from other databases or via the vendor supplied API.
Local Sales can be entered directly into HS Royalties or from a text based format like an online form or even a spreadsheet.
Create Royalties from Sales:
The process will automatically enter every Sale within a specified Date Range.
What if the Author, Title or Sales data was wrong:
• Forgot to change the Author address, Title Royalty %, or an error in Sales...!
No problem, the Royalties Module was built to be re-useable in case the Statements expose an error. This way the Royalties can be created as often as needed until all errors have been corrected.
• Specific record(s) can be omitted
• Buy-Ins can be omitted "en masse"
• Author Statements can be viewed individually
In the future, we envision many new workflow efficiencies with FileMaker's latest tools for integration and communications between other technologies, some of which are Open Source.
The new challenges we currently face will require extraordinary optimism and effort, where we will come out ahead.
We are working on a web interface that will allow secure access for Authors, Customers and Distributors to integrate their efforts even more effectively.
We are Custom Software Innovators
Claris Partner since 1994
Many new doors are opening in technology to allow multiple points for integration of data and services