Contracts, Rights and Subrights Module
“Using Biblio, particularly the Head Contracts module, has revolutionized my life…
…This may seem like hyperbole, but it’s not. Biblio allows for better management of the rights granted to Candlewick under the head contracts and enables me to quickly find precedent contracts and contract clauses. This strengthens my negotiating position with agents, authors, and illustrators. Prior to Biblio, I had no central repository in which to store the type of detailed rights information found in contracts. Each contract existed individually in paper and Word document form, but I had no means of drawing similar data together to analyze or leverage the information for future deal-making.
The head contracts are the assets of any publishing company. It is by virtue of the rights, terms, and conditions found in these documents that a publishing company can operate at all. Everything that happens to a book throughout the publishing process should be provided for in the head contract. As such, it is vitally important that the provisions contained therein can be understood and managed effectively, and Biblio is an excellent, robust yet easy to use tool for doing so.”
Becky Hemperly, Candlewick Press
“The recent development on entering rules and formula is superb!
The information flows in the order stated in the contract and is much less time consuming to enter. Scanning contracts onto the system is fantastic!
… in general, I love it!”
Teria Boley, The Book Service Ltd