BookBaby Helps Authors Sell E-Books Directly to Readers

BookBaby BookShopWRITERS. With the opening of BookShop, BookBaby is writing a whole new chapter in self publishing. BookBaby authors can now sell their e-books directly to readers through their own free BookShop e-commerce webpage. As an author, you can earn more money per sale and get paid faster than ever before.

If you are a BookBaby author, you can now sell ePub and .mobi versions of your e-books directly to readers and earn 85% of the gross selling price. You can still link fans to your e-book on popular retail sites such as iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others.

Plus, instead of holding onto e-book revenues for weeks or months, BookBaby pays its authors within one week of the sale.

“It’s very simple. BookShop pays more and pays fast. Faster than anyone else,” said BookBaby’s Chief Marketing Officer Steven Spatz, “That’s what every author is looking for. For example if you sell an e-book for ten bucks on a Friday, you’ll see $8.50 show up in your account the following Monday. No other company gets money back to its authors like BookBaby.”

BookShop is free to every BookBaby author, including writers who are now taking advantage of the company’s new free eBook publishing package. Authors can upload ePub files directly to BookBaby for worldwide eBook distribution without any upfront costs.

BookShop is the latest addition to BookBaby’s fast-growing list of products and services to help authors find success in the marketplace. “It used to be that writers were thrilled just to have their manuscripts turned into an eBook and listed for sale on Amazon,” said Spatz. “But for today’s independent author, literary success requires a lot more than just great file conversion and retail distribution.”

“BookBaby’s new motto is ‘publish, promote and sell.’ While we’ll always help our authors publish books, they also need the opportunity to promote and sell their books. We’ve given our BookBaby authors exactly that with BookPromoTM and now BookShop.”

BookPromo Services

Last year, BookBaby introduced BookPromo, a free promotionaBookBaby BookPromol service for all BookBaby authors, Users of BookBaby’s BookPromo services receive:

BookBaby and CD Baby

BookBaby is the sister company to CD Baby, the world’s largest online distributor of independent music. Founded as a garage start-up in 1998, CD Baby has grown to become a trusted name in the independent music business, paying over a quarter billion dollars to over 300,000 artists worldwide. BookBaby is following in the footsteps of its corporate sibling by helping independent authors realize their literary dreams. “With CD Baby we’ve brought musicians and fans directly together,” said Spatz. “BookBaby and BookShop are going to do exactly the same for authors and readers.”

BookBaby distributes e-books in more than 185 countries through 11+ online retail stores, including Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble, BookBaby’s full array of services includes e-book formatting, cover design, and short-run book printing.


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BookBub Helps Readers Discover Discounted E-Books

BookbubLogoBookBub is a daily email service that notifies readers about sales on acclaimed e-books. Readers sign up for free at the site to get alerted to limited-time offers on best-selling e-books that match their interests. Publishers and authors partner with BookBub to advertise the price promotions they’ve made available at major ebook retailers.

Founded in 2012, BookBub has already surpassed one million subscribers. The company claims they are currently signing up between 5,000 and 10,000 new subscribers a day.

“The response to BookBub has been phenomenal,” said Josh Schanker, BookBub’s president and co-founder. “Readers love taking advantage of the great deals, and publishers have found us to be an effective way to gain exposure for their titles and authors.”

BookbubSampleEMailMuch of BookBub’s growth has been driven by word-of-mouth and social media recommendations from existing subscribers.

“Our subscribers are our best advocates,” said Nicholas Ciarelli, BookBub’s co-founder. “When BookBub helps readers discover a new author or book they love, they want to share the experience with their friends.”

When you register with BookBub, you create a profile that lists what you like to read. Then, BookBub will only alert you to discounts on e-books matching these interests. BookBub also employs an editorial team to select titles that are of the highest quality and best fit for its subscribers.

“At any time there are thousands of discounted ebooks available, and searching through them for something good can be tough for readers,” said Katie Donelan, BookBub’s Director of Editorial Operations. “We’re very selective about what we feature, so our subscribers know they’re only receiving great books at great prices.”

BookBub’s rapid growth has attracted partners from across the industry to feature e-books with the service. The company is currently working with five of the Big Six publishers, dozens of midsized and small publishing houses, and hundreds of bestselling independent authors.