Schilling: best way to improve author services; author portal

Author portal for publishers


How your authors perceive their interaction with you is a key competitive parameter
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Turn compliance into effeciency and strategic gain – and build author engagement

Make your publishing house more attractive and competitive with an author portal

As self-publishing options grow and publishers battle over lucrative contributors, it’s never been more important to show authors and agents why they should choose you.

Schilling’s Author Portal helps you make information available online – whatever information you decide to share and whenever authors and agents want access to it – securely protected, of course.

Such transparent and flexible extra services demonstrate your value as a publisher, enhances communication, and improves author relations, all while keeping you in compliance with EU transparency directive and taking some of the burden off your editors and your customer service and royalty departments. 

You’ll save time correcting master data and sharing sales numbers with authors. Plus, you’ll have all communication with authors documented easily and accurately.

Simplify compliance with EU directive and national legislation on transparency
In response to the European Union’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, adopted in April 2019, publishers across Europe are now faced with the challenge of enhancing transparency and ensuring fair remuneration for authors. Our automated author portal directly addresses these needs by simplifying compliance with these new regulations. By providing real-time, detailed data on how authors’ works are being used, our portal not only aligns with EU requirements but also facilitates a more efficient and trusting relationship between authors and publishers.

  • Store all written communication in one central, easily accessible location
  • Sign author and rights contracts online, save time, and minimise costs
  • Release information such as royalty settlements and sales figures immediately
  • Enable authors to update their personal data themselves
  • Simplify negotiations by uploading contracts, enabling authors to make comments and suggestions, print contracts, and even sign contracts online.

Everything authors want in one convenient place

Now authors have access to sales figures, contracts, calculations, payments, master data, and more, whenever they want it. Communication has never been more convenient.

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What our customers say


Sanoma Pro chooses Schilling to streamline their contract, rights and royalty processes

Sanoma Pro is already using Schilling’s Royalty and Author Portal solution, which is fully integrated with their corporate finance system. For Sanoma Pro it is vital to have a cutting-edge solution that can support and grow with their activities in the market to constantly ensure efficient business performance and always be at the forefront of developments in the publishing industry.”

We are happy to have released Schilling’s author portal to Studentlitteratur’s authors and we expect that our authors will highly appreciate the service and information it will give them. We already see the potential for a next step with the agreements we make with our authors.

Per Stewarts IT-Chef, Studentlitteratur AB

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