Trade & international

Advanced functionality borne from the need of our own publishing requirements

“Consonance was born from our need to work efficiently as a single team, to communicate effortlessly with trade partners, and produce beautiful marketing materials.”

Consonance was borne from the need of Snowbooks, a well-established genre publisher, to work efficiently as a single team, to communicate effortlessly with trade partners, and produce beautiful marketing materials.

To our trade publishers, we extend that foundation with advanced features which include:

  • Market-specific advance information sheets
  • First-class support for BIC, BISAC, and the brilliant Thema subject codes, and for other subject schemas for particular markets.
  • Automatic linked books in ONIX exports: every product record includes a complete set of associated products, such as "electronic version of", "replaces", "by the same author", and "in the same series". This has a tremendous impact on discoverability.
  • Task and schedule tooling, to make sure the team know where everything is at a given moment, and provide integrations to personal calendars via iCalendar.
  • Website feeds, with continual improvements based on customer feedback.
  • Flexible extraction of data with our custom reports tool.

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International publishers

Although our roots are in the UK publishing industry, we offer world-wide access, since Consonance is a cloud-hosted web application.

Our core technologies allow clients to store metadata in any script supported by the Unicode consortium, and there is no limit on the range of currencies available to use.

We are quick to adopt new international metadata elements, based on customers' market requirements. A recent example: we added Flemish NUR subject code support, and market-specific publisher and supplier identfication schemes.

NBN International clients

Consonance has particular integrations through ONIX feeds with NBNi, allowing us to send updates on print on demand and automatic stock replenishment arrangements to NBNI.

We also receive daily price and availability feeds, which are completely integrated into Consonance.