Opening up to the wide, wide world of ebook distribution

Many authors sell their books exclusively on Amazon’s Kindle platform and sign up for KDP Select to put their books in the Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription scheme.

Many others, however, prefer to ‘go wide’ and shun Kindle Unlimited by publishing on KDP plus Kobo, iBooks and Barnes & Noble, among many others.

But when you’re going wide, how do you reach the widest possible market throughout the world? It’s a particularly apt question after the latter part of 2017 saw ebook distributors Pronoun and Type & Tell shut down.

Well, Ricardo Fayet of Reedsy has recently done some fantastic research into ebook distribution and has come up with some answers to getting the widest possible distribution with the best possible payment deals.

In a nutshell, the Reedsy article (The Complete Guide to Ebook Distribution) recommends going direct with KDP, uploading to other major retailers via Draft2digital, using PublishDrive to upload to Google Play and expanding internationally with StreetLib and Publish Drive.

It also features a detailed table of aggregators setting out the retailers they cover and the royalties on offer.

Check out the full article with all the facts and figures at the Reedsy website.


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