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HarperCollins launches agent portal in US

In the US, HarperCollins has launched an agent portal that will provide access to sales data, royalty statements and anti-piracy measures to agents representing HarperCollins authors. The agent portal will be updated with sales data broken down by different sales channels, including estimated lifetime earnings; digital royalty statements, in an effort to transition away from paper royalty statements; and anti-piracy initiatives, including a means to report piracy. Chantal Restivo-Alessi, chief digital officer and executive vice-president of international for HarperCollins, said the publisher had consulted with ‘the agent community’ to ‘understand what information they most wanted access to and how to deliver it in a simplified, user friendly way’. ‘Our goal is to both fulfill agents’ needs and help them better fulfill the needs of their authors,’ said Restivo-Alessi. HarperCollins said the agent portal may expand to countries outside the US, depending on ‘initial feedback’.


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