Hachette - Author/Agent Portal

Hachette - Author/Agent Portal

Quoin built a new application for author and agent royalties, as part of an B2B e-commerce portal for Hachette Book Group. Our work ensured the correct and timely delivery of royalty statements to agents, which is an important contractual obligation for this leading global publisher. For this project, we utilized a modern web application architecture, including Django and mySQL.

Hachette - Author/Agent Portal

Quoin built a new application for author and agent royalties, as part of an B2B e-commerce portal for Hachette Book Group. Our work ensured the correct and timely delivery of royalty statements to agents, which is an important contractual obligation for this leading global publisher. For this project, we utilized a modern web application architecture, including Django and mySQL.

Hachette Book Group (HBG) has contracts to publish books with authors through their agents. As an enhancement to the Authors & Agents portion of their Business Portal, HBG wanted to provide online access for agents to royalty statements.  These are currently mailed quarterly. It was crucial to ensure the statements could only be accessed by the agent responsible for the contract while relying on an administrator from the agency to make the connection between the contract and the agent. Quoin was engaged to design and implement this portion of the site using a specification and wireframes created by the client and leveraging existing code and processes in the Business Portal.  Our solution used a feed of data and PDF-formatted royalty statements provided by HBG’s Contracts system. Quoin was able to build the new portion of this important feature in close collaboration with our client.