Commentum Forlag was established in 2000 and is currently staffed by 15 skilled employees. It is a member of the publishing-group Forlagshuset Vest, which annually publishes over a hundred titles. We have offered printing and graphic services to the private industry, as well as web-based technology, since the company was founded. Our extensive experience within the industry has been an invaluable foundation for the development of the project management tool COMMA.
COMMA is designed to create a structured workflow with the purpose of saving time and resources. The most important aspect is that the system also has a promotional function, and through that helps generate additional income for the publisher:
PublishersThe system offers a precise overview of all active projects, with progress-indicators and easy-to-use search functions. Projects have an integrated function to export the lists to Excel.
WorkflowEmployees are assigned pre-defined tasks based on the type of project and their role within the publisher (editor, copy-writer, PR, graphic designer, etc) (this also includes external contributors and consultants). This allows the staff to have a clear view of tasks that need to be completed. The system automatically sends out reminders when tasks are nearing their deadline.
ProjectsAll metadata concerning the books and authors are stored in one database and is extensively used throughout the system; price quotation for printing houses, generating press releases and information for bookstores, calculating royalty, search/cross-search functionality, and through your own websites (optional), etc.
Generating contractsGenerate contracts and agreements that are ready for signing in less than 10 seconds with just a click of a button. The contracts are automatically made available for both staff and the author for easy review.
Price quotesQuotes to one or more printing houses can be sent on the fly. The quotes are available for easy review when comparing the offers.
Calculating royaltySales figures are exported through Excel (or a custom API (additional feature)) and royalty is then calculated in seconds. The system sends royalty reports either through print or an e-mail to the author.
EconomyThe system supports financial management on a project to project basis, and shows cost and income. Easy-to-manage project budgeting.
Press releases and information for bookstores and librariesGenerates releases with logo and cover art are generated within seconds and can be sent either directly through the system, or downloaded to the computer and distributed through other means.
NotificationsThe backbone of the flow of information is the message database, where a number of pre-defined messages are automatically sent to anyone involved with the project, including authors.
OrdersThe author can input orders and pre-orders for the book. The orders are forwarded to the publisher’s sales office.
WebshopCOMMA can link up with the publisher’s online shop. All relevant information and data is imported automatically from COMMA.
Online CollaborationSet up online and real time collaboration between authors, illustrators, translators, agents, editors, proofreaders, sales managers, graphic designers, PR managers and many others involved in publishing process.
Technical SupportWe will assist you with the setup and the hassle of configuring your organization's workspace. Also, if you require new features we will analyze the opportunity of integrating them into the system.
The system is developed with a responsive design.
It’s easily accessible, even on mobile phones and tablets – from anywhere in the world.
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