The modern publishing management platform.

Consonance improves your metadata, then sends it widely and completely.

Screenshot of Consonance showing data check results in colour.

Get your ONIX metadata complete – quickly and efficiently.

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 barcode generation.

Screenshot of Thema subject classification codes in Consonance.

Industry-leading guidance.

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.

Shows Slack notifications appearing automatically from Consonance.

Keep the whole team informed about metadata updates and changes.

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.

Screenshot of two briefing notes.

Your data in one place, up-to-date and accessible, wherever you are.

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.

ONIX set up on Consonance, with a fragment of ONIX showing.

Complex ONIX data, without the complexity.

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.

Data in and out: a good citizen of your overall systems landscape.

From publishing schedules and advance information sheets to distributor spreadsheets, JSON feeds, JATS journals data, and flexible two-way GraphQL endpoints, Consonance saves you time and ensures data accuracy across the supply chain by exchanging data with other systems and people, in a range of formats.

Screenshot of a Google calendar, showing data fed from Consonance.

Consonance makes your data work harder, by repurposing it in a multitude of formats.

  • Download instant bulk exports of all your products, prices, stock history and more.
  • Build your own custom spreadsheets using Consonance’s flexible custom report templates.
  • Consonance turns data into action through issue tracking, briefing notes, and key date management.
  • Visualise data in the right place – such as dates in your usual calendar app.
  • Feed your website from Consonance. Leuven University Press is a good example of a website that takes a nightly feed from Consonance.

“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
Advance information sheets output from Consonance.

When presentation matters, Consonance makes data beautiful.

  • No more copying-and-pasting into InDesign. With Consonance, automatically generate beautiful information sheets for all your products, and then download them in bulk whenever you need. Your AIs are accurate, up-to-date, and compelling to retailers.
  • Reuse your metadata on automatically generated, elegant internal and third-party briefing documents, so you never have to copy and paste ISBNs and blurbs in emails to designers, again.

Run an efficient and timely publishing programme.

There are many project management tools available – but Consonance integrates your to-dos with your publishing-specific data.

Making to dos, relative to other publication and contract dates, in Consonance.
  • Set to-do deadlines relative to pub dates and contract data.
  • Define your own workflow, in your own words, to whatever level of detail fits your business, through a clean and modern interface.
  • Let your workflow evolve by incorporating lessons learned into future plans.
  • Keep track of key dates and deadlines across multiple schedules and a growing list.
  • Estimate and measure your schedules, so you address bottlenecks, eliminate waste and publish faster and more accurately, over time.

“Manuscripts are late, copywriters miss deadlines, and Customs hold up shipments, but we adapt to changes calmly, professionally, and with flexibility.”

Contracts, rights, permissions and royalties.

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.

A contract produced from Consonance.
  • Store your contract data in Consonance, so that advances, manuscript delivery dates, rights information and gratis copy obligations are at your team’s fingertips, forever – not buried in scanned PDFs or a filing cabinet.
  • Generate beautiful, automated contracts for every work – and equip yourselves to automate your royalties, down the line.

Publishers around the world run their business on Consonance.

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