Random House Author Portal launched March 12, an online resource that provides RH authors and illustrators with access to comprehensive sales, royalties, and subsidiary rights information. The portal allows access to weekly consumer purchase data, as well as copies shipped into the marketplace over the last 10 years, broken out by sales channel and publishing format. There are also tools and resources for authors to grow their audiences online, a custom-built marketing tool enabling them to embed buy links and establish “look-inside” functionality for their books directly on their Facebook pages.

The portal will also give RH authors access to their downloadable royalty statements, and a listing of all subsidiary rights deals that the publisher has negotiated on behalf of its authors.