When the Title edition record opens it display several tabs.
The General tab displays the core identifying information about the edition.
Edition title is the name of an edition. The edition title can be the same as the parent title or different.
ISBN is a unique alphanumeric identifier for this product. Since most of our clients are book publishers our royalty software refers to this code as the ISBN. This is a required field.
SKU or other product code is an optional secondary unique identifier for this product. Many publishers will have an 13 digit ISBN for a product and a shorter 5 or 6 digit product code for each product.
Sales imports can reference the ISBN or the SKU to link a sales record to an edition.
DOI field is for the digital object identifier. The DOI field is an informational field. It is not used by sales imports.
Format or product type identifies the type of product. Royalty rule criteria can be based on the product type.
Example: A book publisher may pay a 10% royalty on paperback books and a 25% royalty on eBooks.
Publication status field displays the status of a product. Royalty statements can elect to display only active titles in the Editions summary section of the royalty contract.
Other Classifications can be populated by user defined values. Royalty rules criteria can be based on the value in this field.
Example: A royalty rule can apply only to editions with a classification of “New York Times Bestseller”.
Change parent title… button allows an edition and its sales records to be assigned to a different parent title.
WARNING: If an edition is transferred to another title royalties will be recalculated on prior sales for this edition. We strongly advise that this functionality not be used if royalties have already been calculated for this edition.