Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
Leading publishing technology company, Hillcrest Media Group, Inc., recently became the white-label technology provider for BelieversPress, an established Christian self-publishing company. BelieversPress has implemented a fully customized version of Hillcrest’s Author Center, a state-of-the-art publishing workflow system that efficiently moves authors through the publishing process, from editing, design, marketing, distribution, continuing through sales reporting and inventory management.
Unique to any technology currently on the market, Hillcrest’s Author Center allows for infinite combinations of its 800 possible steps and substeps. This allows Hillcrest and its white-label licensees to create publishing workflows specific to the needs of each business and customer base. “Our system is a pathway to publish,” says Mark Traynor, Hillcrest’s COO and the architect of the system. “It is built so that the user can enter at various points along the path and our system can recalibrate itself to provide the desired publishing related services.”
The self-contained system organizes all communication about a book’s production, marketing efforts, sales, distribution, and post-publishing matters allowing authors, publishers, and vendors to communicate efficiently throughout the publishing process. The system handles high-volume author requests such as reprint orders, inventory movement, and service renewals. This saves Hillcrest thousands of hours a year in employee time, which can instead be spent assisting authors in more intensive parts of the publishing process.
BelieversPress recently joined with three other Christian publishing brands (the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, Bethany Press and Anchor Distributors) to form 1Source. 1Source provides publishers, authors, and ministries with a comprehensive publishing experience including the publishing, printing, and distribution of books.
Jerry Jenkins, best-selling author of The Left Behind series and owner of the Christian Writers Guild, says, "This is a revolutionary product in the publishing industry. This technology has allowed us to launch in a few months. All of the author files, communication and steps are recorded in one spot, freeing us to guide authors through the entire publishing process efficiently while minimizing errors. It's quite remarkable, and we’re thrilled."
Hillcrest is currently in discussion with other publishing companies regarding their utilization of the Author Center.
About Hillcrest Media Group, Inc.
Hillcrest Media Group, Inc., is a technology company focusing on supporting authors and publishers through the publishing, marketing, printing, and distribution of traditionally and self-published print and eBooks. Hillcrest provides services directly to authors through sites such as MillCityPress.net, BookPrinting.com, PublishGreen.com, Published.com, and BookEditors.com. Hillcrest also supports publishing companies by providing eBook conversion via its patent-pending eBook conversion software, and through licensing the Author Center technology platform.