After partneringwith Above the Treeline last spring to integrate its 20-year-old online title-management tool Frontlist Plus Universal into ATT’s Edelweiss, the National Association of Independent Publishers Representatives announced that the two groups have completed the first step. This week NAIPR Basic, which has a separate, clickable tab on the Edelweiss Web site, went live. Two additional levels of service—NAIPR Enhanced and NAIPR Premium—will be available in time for the spring 2013 selling season.
“This is a capital day for NAIPR, as we launch the first installment on our continuing commitment to assist publishers and booksellers with more and better metadata,” says NAIPR executive director Bob Rooney. Adds ATT CEO John Rubin, “Our two organizations have worked very well together, and we’ve got some great tools coming for publishers who might not want the complete Edelweiss solution, but need to provide their commissioned reps with Edelweiss access.”