In this episode I talk to Mark Coker who is the head of Smashwords, the biggest and longest-established of the eBook aggregators. It is the last (for now) of the five show eBook aggregator interview series.
This week I talk to Dan Wood from Draft2Digital, probably the second best known eBook aggregator after Smashwords. I talk to him about their current offerings and some interesting changes they are making in terms of new efforts to help authors with their marketing.
In this episode I talk to Justin Renard of Pronoun about why you should consider using Pronoun as your eBook aggregator, especially in the U.S. Pronoun have been in the news as they are very competitive compared to the other eBook aggregators, especially in the US and Canadian markets for Amazon. They actually pay better rates for some books on Amazon than going direct via KDP direct.
Streetlib is an eBook aggregator, publishing services and POD company that’s been relatively unknown (being an Italian company) in the US and UK but offers interesting services and is expanding into the US. I interview Giacomo D’Angelo CEO of Streetlib USA to find out more.
An eBook aggregator service takes your eBook and submits it to multiple eBook stores, such as Apple, Nook and Kobo. The reason why these services are useful is it means you don’t have to manage several different system dashboards and in some cases it allows you to get into stores where there isn’t even a direct route for self-publishers into that store (for example Google Play).
I must admit that I thought Smashwords and Draft2Digital were the only major eBook aggregator companies, but after joining the International Indie Authors Facebook group, I heard about a whole host of new and international companies, primarily PublishDrive and Streetlib. I’ve decided to try and get representatives from these companies on to the show to learn a bit more about them. This week I talk to Kinga Jentetics from PublishDrive.