Hachette Book Group (HBG), a division of Hachette Livre, the world’s second largest book publisher, announced that Hachette has chosen RoyaltyShare’s Digital Advantage™ for eBooks as its solution for processing eBook transactions and revenue information on a worldwide basis. Digital Advantage for eBooks gives domestic and international book publishers a proven solution for addressing large, complex digital revenue data from dozens of eBook, downloadable audiobook, and print-on-demand retailers.
Digital Advantage for eBooks delivers substantial cost savings while increasing the accuracy and transparency of digital revenue data. The platform currently supports the revenue data feeds from over 30 digital retailers and distributors worldwide, supporting both the agency model and retail model. They include Amazon (Kindle, Audible, Create Space and AmazonMP3), Apple (iBookStore, AppStore, and iTunes), Barnes & Noble, Sony, Ingram Digital, Ingram Lightning Source, Overdrive, and others.
The service 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.