Title Manager (TM) is the bread and butter of the Stison software - it is the part of the system where your title's data is stored, and from where you can do innumerable things, such as but certainly not limited to, sending your data via ONIX to retailers and booksellers, generating AIs and other marketing material, populating your company website, storing information about the various people involved in the creation of your titles, etc.
Please note that the Stison Title Manager system has many elements within it, but that not every publishing company will need all of these elements. You may not publish academic journals, for instance. So the following items are those that are most likely to be within your Title Manager system.
The Book List:
When you access your titles in Title Manager, you will enter the part of the system that we refer to as the Book List. This is where you will see a complete list of your active books, as shown in the screen shot below.
You can adjust the columns you can see on your screen by
The total number of titles on your system is displayed under the Records Found heading. In the sample below, the system has 44 titles on it.
We have put together a document regarding the functionality of this part of your system.
This is the part of Title Manager where you can view and manipulate information related to your contributors. These can be people or corporate partners alike. The following screenshot shows you a thumbnail view. You can add contributors directly through this screen, which will automatically add the details to the Contacts portion of the system.
You can also access and manipulate the information within this portion of the system via the Contacts section of Stison. Whenever you add a contact and tick 'contributor', the information will automatically be filtered through to the Contributor section of TM.
Within the Book Sets and Series section of the system is where you can add your book set and/ or series titles. In the screenshot below, you can see some sample Book Series names.
These are then filtered through into the Sets tab or Publisher tab located with a title's record. The following screenshot shows you an example of an added Series title, with the information menu is visible so that you can see where the information goes, as marked by the red circle:
For added ease of information, you can also view all of the titles allocated to a particular series by going back into Sets/Series - Series and clicking on a series name. Following is an example of what we mean:
Here is the part of the system where you can upload or manually add a wide range of categorisation for your titles, as shown in the following menu. This includes categories that you may want on your AIs, on your website or perhaps Pub Seasons that you want allocated to various titles on your system so you can get a sense of your pub schedule.
There is detailed documentation available to help you add any of these to your system.
These are the industry standard categorisations for retailers in America and the UK. This is the part of the system where they are stored, allowing you to then draw from here when you are in a title's Subject tab, as shown in the following screen grab: