Category Archives for "Distribution"

BookBaby adds POD Distribution – How do they compare with IngramSpark and others?

BookBaby POD Printing On Demand Carla King Announcement

Today BookBaby announced print on-demand (POD) distribution services, which means that now they offer possibly the most complete solution available for authors who are self-publishing. They have long offered short run printing services – which meant that you could get a bunch of books delivered to you (or another address) – along with print book […]

Indie Pub Love: Libiro

Libiro is an indie ebookstore just out of beta today. Upload and sell your PDF and EPUB formatted books for 80% royalty. For small press they provide an upload form for all your book and cover files, as well as a spreadsheet for all your book information. They accept all genres, but you need to […]

Apple today named a Smashwords title as its Book of the Week for its US and Canada iBookstores. The title is Heller, a series-starter for Australian mystery and detective writer, JD Nixon. Apple concluded a similar promotion in Australia and New Zealand last week which caused all her priced titles to catapult to the top […]

Self-Publishing Your Book: Where's the Money?

There are many ways to sell your self-published print books and e-books, and the associated fees and royalties vary wildly. The highest margins come when you sell from your own online store. You can employ an e-book aggregator/distributor, or upload the e-books yourself to each online retailer. Don’t forget to get into the new (for […]

Your self-published ebook in libraries

Mike Shatzking in his latest blog post on library lending of ebooks mentioned that “Recorded Books is about to debut an ebooks-for-libraries program that will give publishers the flexibility to control four aspects of the license: in or out of catalog; price; number of loans limit (if any); length of license (if limited).”

Apple vs Amazon: Where they make money

“Apple makes more money on devices than from selling content/services, while Amazon is the opposite. Now, Apple’s model is much more profitable right now, and that’s because they can charge a premium. But in order for them to maintain that premium, they have to innovate in ways that make it difficult for competitors to catch […]

Three popular paths to get your print and e-book to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores

With triple-digit growth in self-publishing services, technologies evolving weekly, and advertising hype, it’s tough for authors to figure out which vendors to choose for which services. In this series, I’ve been looking at three popular paths to get your print and e-book to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, without going through the subsidy presses. Path […]