Quoin built a new application for author and agent royalties, as part of a 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, which are mailed quarterly. It was crucial to ensure these statements could only be accessed by the agent responsible for the contract, even while they relied on an administrator from the agency to connect the agent to the correct contract.