Hachette Shares New Tools and Data With Authors and Agents

[Press Release]

Hachette Book Group’s Author and Agent Portal

October 9, 2014

Hachette Book Group has just launched their Author and Agent Portal, an important new channel within hachettebookgroup.biz, the company’s business platform. The Portal provides a self-service option that puts up-to-date information and resources at the authors’ and agents’ fingertips, including confidential sales information for all of their titles published by HBG, in all formats, as well as a variety of features and tools.

Enhanced features available to authors include:
• list of all of the author’s works, with links to the individual book pages
• unit sales information
• Nielsen BookScan weekly sales data
• HBG’s Guide for Authors, a detailed introduction to our publication process
• interactive publication timeline for the 12 months prepublication
• file-sharing feature for sending large files between editor and author
• online-piracy-reporting tool

Agents will have access to all of the information that their author sees, as well as PDFs of their author’s royalty statements.

Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch said, “I’m very pleased to be able to offer this new channel for communication and information sharing. The Portal is designed to add transparency to the publishing experience by making sales data and resources readily available and easy to use to authors and agents, our valued partners in the publishing process.”

hachettebookgroup.biz is open to the public and offers these features, separate from the confidential features listed above:
• dynamic title search
• title metadata
• individual pages for all HBG and distribution client titles and authors
• seasonal catalogs
• author tour listings
• general company information, in an About HBG section
• publisher and imprint pages
• integrated HBG twitter feeds
• bios of editorial staff

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