While investigating the nitty-gritty unexpected details in this self-publishing business (I think I was googling something about ISBNs (those numbers above the barcodes if you didn’t know (like how I didn’t) – consensus seems to be that they aren’t necessary, but are a good thing to have to back up your rights)), I came across this blog post by savvy writers:
It references the British company eBook Partnership as an option for self-publishers who want to reach ALL OF THE DISTRIBUTORS!
This is a thing? You can pay someone to reach all of the outlets and even libraries? AND THEY DON’T TAKE COMMISSION???
Colour me suspicious.
I’ve got to be honest here: this seems too good to be true. These guys only charge $50 for a year of this:
They do have plenty of recommendations on their website… but you know how if it seems too good to be true, it probably is?
What I’d like to know, is if any of you authors/interested parties out there have heard of this? For now, it seems legit, but I’m definitely curious on getting some third-party opinions…
So, what do you think?
As iconic as the original covers are, I think they were due for an update I really really love these new covers ❤ They do a much better job at conveying the magic inside. Well, actually the original Goblet of Fire cover was beautiful, but the new one gives the dragon scene much more detail. That’s the only one I could call a minor improvement – the rest of them are MAJOR improvements. I mean, I won’t be re-buying the books just for the new covers, but I’m very happy to look and share them 🙂
Oh, the original covers I’m talking about are the English ones, not the American ones. We got the same covers as the Brits here down under.
So Allen & Unwin are still celebrating their 100 years anniversary, and for one week they have two ebooks for free download! The only downside is that it’s only from iTunes, so for non-apple users it’s not so free.
The first is a prequel novella to Jodi Picoult’s yet-to-be-released novel “Leaving Time” (coming in October), called Larger Than Life.
The second book is the first in Garth Nix’s The Old Kingdom Chronicles, Sabriel.
If you want to read the original post from Allen & Unwin, you can find them up on Facebook.