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eBook Distribution: Zola Books Bets On Curated Lists

eBook Distribution: Zola Books Bets On Curated Lists | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it

From Portfolio.com: "...Zola Books, which has launched its app in beta today, is planning to disrupt the disrupters, wagering its success on its belief that human curation works better than algorithms when it comes to recommended reading.


The Zola Social Reader plans to bring a human touch back to e-books by bringing book critics, publishing houses, and bookworm friends back into the book-buying process.


It will work on Amazon's Kindle Fire, Barnes &Noble's Nook, and Apple's iPad as both a native app and an HTML5 app, an offering that undermines all three gadget maker's competitive edges by giving owners of their devices a new choice for where to buy books. And for an e-book industry estimated to be worth $7 billion by 2015, that’s a pretty bold move.


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Zola’s digital storefronts... Not only will independent bookstores be able to set up their own digital storefronts, but authors, publishers, and other owners of content will be able to set the prices.


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Like other e-book distributors, Zola’s Social Reader uses algorithms to generate quick recommendations based on user preferences, but unlike those distributors, it also gives publishers, authors, and friends the opportunity to curate lists of interesting books and highlight or comment within any book for all their friends to see."


Read more: http://www.portfolio.com/companies-executives/2012/06/05/zola-books-concept-disrupts-apple-and-amazon-ebook-models 

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How To Get Your Blog or RSS Feed Into The Kindle Store (and make money from it) | Journalism.co.uk

How To Get Your Blog or RSS Feed Into The Kindle Store (and make money from it) | Journalism.co.uk | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it

From the article intro by Sarah Marshall: "This guide explains how you can submit an RSS feed of your blog to Amazon in less than 10 minutes for it to be available in the Kindle store a day or two later.


Not only will you see your blog on a much-used device, bloggers can also hope to earn a little money.


Amazon sets the £0.99 or £1.99 monthly subscription price it charges Kindle owners, of which the blogger gets 30 per cent.


Okay, so you are unlikely to become rich, but you are offering readers the ability to access your content on another platform for very little time and effort.


This guide explains everything you need to know."


N.B.: Non-US bank account holders get paid by cheque, US bloggers are asked to submit their bank account details.


Very useful. 8/10


Full guide: http://www.journalism.co.uk/skills/how-to-publish-your-blog-to-kindle/s7/a548303/ 

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eBook Conversion Services: The Official List from Amazon.com

eBook Conversion Services: The Official List from Amazon.com | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Amazon has pubished a comprehensive list of recommended eBook conversion services available in the market. 

The list includes 17 companies offering manual and automatic conversion of documents into professional and read-to-be-published eBook formats.


Recommended. 9/10


Full list: https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A3RRQXI478DDG7 

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The End-to-End Book and eBook Publishing for Authors, Publishers and Enterprise: FastPencil

The End-to-End Book and eBook Publishing for Authors, Publishers and Enterprise: FastPencil | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Fastpencil is a design, printing, publishing and distribution service which self-published authors can use to create books/eBooks and publish and distribute them to the major online and physical book distribution outlets available.


FastPencil provides all of the tools needed to write, edit and format your book and allows authors and companies to choose among three levels of imprinting and publishing services: PREMIERE, Wavecrest and FastPencil.com.


Distribution options


1) Color Books: to Amazon.com, Alibris.com and the FastPencil Marketplace.


2) Black and White Books: to Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Baker and Taylor and the FastPencil Marketplace (excluding 8.5x11 page size, which is only available on the FastPencil Marketplace).


3) eBooks in Epub format: Apple iBookStore, Amazon Kindle Store, Barnes&Noble.com, Borders.com, Kobobooks.com, Powells.com, Ebookmall.com, Diesel-ebooks.com, Booksonboard.com, Lulu.com, Lybrary.com, and the FastPencil Marketplace.


4) eBooks in PDF format: Powells.com, Ebookmall.com, Diesel-ebooks.com, Booksonboard.com, Lulu.com, Lybrary.com, and the FastPencil Marketplace.


Pricing: All of the FastPencil writing tools are free.


When you’ve finished writing and are ready to publish you can choose from the following Distribution options:


1. Private - FREE


2. FastPencil Marketplace Only - FREE


3. Wide Distribution - $149 one format ($199 for both print and eBook)


Official press release: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fastpencil-launches-new-cloud-platform-to-power-publishing-2012-03-20 


Tutorial videos: http://www.fastpencil.com/company/learning_center 


More info: http://www.fastpencil.com/ 

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Online eBook Stores: Comparing Sizes

Online eBook Stores: Comparing Sizes | eBook Publishing World | Scoop.it

From Digital Inspiration: This chart compares the size of all the popular online ebook stores from Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook), Apple iBooks and Sony. (2010)


It is interesting to see the relative size of online bookstores compared side by side.


Informative. 8/10


Full post: http://www.labnol.org/internet/online-ebook-stores-compare/17507/ 

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Edit, Design and Publish Your eBook Across All Major Online Stores with Booktango

Robin Good: Booktango is a new eBook publishing service which allows you to edit, format, layout and distribute/sell your publication across major online eBook stores such as Amazon, Apple, Sony, Kobo and more.


Booktango has a free version as well as richer offerings too. The free plan includes:
- Free ISBN Assignment
- Online E-Book Editor
- Free Cover Design Service (Beta only)
- Sell Through Major Retailers

(You receive 100% of net royalties when you make sales through the Booktango bookstore and 90% when you make a sale through any of our distribution and retail partners.)


Paid plans add:

Formatting & Corrections Services
Interior Images
Choice Cover Design
Free Copy of E-book

U.S. Copyright Registration


More info on pricing here: http://www.booktango.com/Services/ 


Bookstore and samples: http://bookstore.booktango.com/ 


FAQ (truly exhaustive): http://www.booktango.com/Help/ 


Find out more: http://www.booktango.com/ 

(Unearthed by Francesco Guglielmino) 

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