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!
“AuthorPortal.com is already a valuable tool for any publisher trying to manage their data and documents in a sensible, organized fashion – and it’s only going to get better from here. We can upload and send out royalty statements and contracts, sure, but moving forward, the ability to pass other documents like manuscripts and notes within a single system is going to completely change how we work, making it easier and more efficient for authors and editors alike. AuthorPortal.com isn’t just about royalty statements – it’s about making publishing more efficient, so we can get back to doing what’s really important: making great books.”
Publisher / Candlemark & Gleam
“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
“MetaComet has streamlined our royalty process and the team is easy to work with, responsive, and always willing to work on changes and enhancements to suit our company’s needs. They’ve been an excellent business partner.”
Publisher / Samhain Publishing
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
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
“MetaComet has been great to partner with. We came to them in need of simplifying a complex process. By working with them closely and taking advantage of their expertise we quickly automated our operations and achieved all our objectives. And their ongoing support has been exceptional.”
Finance Director / Emerald Group Publishing
“MetaComet Systems has been an invaluable partner. Their expertise and responsive support play a critical role in our content licensing program.”
“Our royalty management process went from 40 hours to 4 hours. MetaComet studied our needs and provided us with a great solution. Thank you MetaComet and Royalty Tracker.”
VP of Operations / Credo Reference
“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
“Before MetaComet® Systems, royalty tracking and reporting was a nearly insurmountable challenge. We now have a very smooth process which enables us to meet the needs of our authors, editors, and CFO. MetaComet® Systems is always responsive and can communicate equally well with business people and systems professionals alike. It has been a great investment.”
VP of Customer Service / Rowman & Littlefield