Consonance has many ways to make ONIX metadata maintenance better, such as data checks, plentiful links to let you jump straight to the right part of the system, bulk edit pages, and simple yet powerful features such as a dropdown list of the ISBN list you bought from Nielsen or Bowker, and automatic barcodes generation.
We provide a personal service: through the Consonance app, and also through direct advice and configuration. Expert, dedicated support, including tailored development, is always a click away for every person on your team. For example, Consonance presents industry advice on Thema, BIC and BISAC codes at the right time, in the right place, so you get the sales benefit of well-classified books.
Consonance is a comprehensive publishing management system, producing Slack notifications, as well as issues management, an audit trail, in-app notes, internal briefing notes and team memberships. It means everyone in the company is on the same page.
Consonance’s usability means any member of your team can update data as soon as it changes. And by empowering the publishing team to enter and export data to ever increasing standards of timeliness, completion, effectiveness and accuracy, your books are more discoverable and appealing, and sell more at higher prices.
We send over seventy flavours of ONIX file to book trade recipients who have all interpreted the standard slightly differently. It’s our problem, not yours: we liase all the time with recipients to accommodate their requirements. Because our code is modern and malleable, and our approach is pragmatic and can-do, we bend and flex where others snap. Read more about variations in ONIX.
“Hugely impressed with the interface and user design elements of Consonance, and the modern approach to system architecture which we feel is well placed to grow with us as our programme grows.”
Institute of Physics Publishing
There are many project management tools available – but Consonance integrates your to-do‘s with your publishing-specific data.
“Manuscripts are late, copywriters miss deadlines, and Customs hold up shipments, but we adapt to changes calmly, professionally, and with flexibility.”
A key part of the smooth running of any publisher, Consonance provides full-fledged publishing royalties management, so you can honour promises made to authors without drowning in admin.
University presses, scholarly institutions, academic publishers, trade publishers, multi-nationals, digital, and audio-only publishers rely on Consonance.
“…By streamlining and automating processes it has freed up many publishers to focus on their publishing. One said: “Consonance is a game-changer for us…it’s transformed how we manage our titles and our metadata. It’s so easy to use and does whatever we want it to do.” – The IPG, on our IPA Services to Publishers award