In early 1999 eReads – a pioneer in digital content publishing found itself facing an offshoot of success: burdensome royalty management. Renowned literary agent Richard Curtis, founder of eReads, approached the technologist and publishing industry expert David Marlin to collaboratively solve the problem and MetaComet Systems was born.
The challenges faced by eReads turned out to be ubiquitous in the industry:
Today, MetaComet Systems has earned its reputation as the “most trusted name in royalties” thanks to a commitment to our customers, our commitment to quality, our ongoing research and development and our relentless effort to find every opportunity to optimize the process.
We work with over 70 publishers of all types, helping them automate their royalties, generate additional rights income, and improve author relations. If you are not already a customer, please contact us – we’d love to work with you too!
Since its founding 13 years ago at the dawn of the ebook era, eReads has brought many classic and original works to the digital realm. “MetaComet has been with us since the beginning,” says founder and renowned agent Richard Curtis. “We appreciate their quality of service and their commitment to our needs.”
Publisher / eReads
“Royalty Tracker has made it possible for the first time in my independent press’ 20-year-history for us to process royalty statements hassle-free and error-free. The support team at Royalty Tracker was terrific as we transferred data, customized statements and learned to run the system, and now everything runs pretty much seamlessly.”
Publisher / Steerforth Press
“Accounting for royalties is incredibly important and also incredibly difficult because we have literally tens of thousands of contracts with authors, and each one needs to be tracked in a timely and accurate manner. MetaComet impressed us with their experience and expertise in this critical business function.”
Assistant Controller / Harcourt Education
“Each quarter a dread used to come over our office—royalty payments caused cold shivers in everyone. MetaComet and their Royalty Tracker software erased the problems and provided a solution that is easy to use. Their help and customer service has made the fear and dread of royalties a thing of the past.”
Chief Operating Officer / Outreach Inc.
“The RoyaltyTracker® System eliminated whole functions I personally had to do before. Our statements are much more accurate. And when there are mistakes, the system flags them. When the data is corrected, it’s automatically integrated into the system. The MetaComet® staff is very responsive. If there’s a problem or an area that needs improvement, they get right on it. I’d recommend The Royalty Tracker® Solution for small and large companies alike.”
Publisher / Silver Moon Press
“RoyaltyTracker is an essential tool! It freed up at least 80% of our previous time and effort managing our revenue reporting!”
“I feel like MetaComet has really gone the extra mile to make sure that this was a good experience.”
Publisher / Soho Press
“MetaComet has been great to work with. I really appreciate their commitment and assistance.”
Business Manager / University of Michigan Press
Ken and Khalid have been great working out our problems-big or small. They have been very patient with me! We are very impressed with Royalty Tracker! Thank you!
Contracts and Royalties Manager / NavPress
“MetaComet Systems has been an invaluable partner. Their expertise and responsive support play a critical role in our content licensing program.”