Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Beta has begun!

We have now released Dashbook into the world of beta testing. Dashbook is a Windows program that assists publishers with the sales of products such as books by tracking inventory, sales, returns, and royalties. Although there already are programs that do this, Dashbook does it better.

Dashbook was designed from its core as a Windows program, taking advantage of tabs to organize related information to reduce clutter and confusion, and it is infused with the innate ability to communicate through the web thanks to the Microsoft .Net Framework platform.

We have spent a lot of time designing Dashbook to work intuitively for both publishers and authors. Even though we worked closely with an established publisher, Trivium Publishing, we are anxious to get this into the hands of many more to learn how we can further improve our product.

Our site, has a sales tab which allows anyone to participate in the beta. Please download it, try it out, and give us feedback so that we can make it better for you.


Monday, November 12, 2007

Setup Wizard

We've been working on a Setup Wizard to assist in getting started. The Wizard will prompt for publisher information (name, address, etc.), then information for each book, and if you are using royalties, each author and royalty definition.

Once that information is entered, sales can begin!

Of course, more books, authors, etc. can be entered (and edited) after this initialization. The Wizard is more of a good prompting tool to get the basic information in the program.