Brew Up Some E-Book Publishing Agency With BookBrewer
Here to eliminate the more or less arduous obstacles associated with traditional publishing is BookBrewer. BookBrewer is indeed one prime example of what is popularly…
Here to eliminate the more or less arduous obstacles associated with traditional publishing is BookBrewer. BookBrewer is indeed one prime example of what is popularly being called the “e-book publishing revolution”, and it is presenting its swagger about the internet community with an easy grace. The service allows all of you artisans of writing to transform novels, among other documents, into e-books that can be read on Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, and other devices, thus potentially enabling the masses to, well, enter your realm of imagination.
The Shining Perk
Who are you exactly publishing your work to and how does this service work? Once you've gone through the prerequisite steps and have secured a package, BookBrewer, acting as your agent, does its best to help submit your book, if worthy enough, to big retailers with whom they are partnered with. These include Borders, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iTunes so far. They are also setting up to partner with Google Editions in the near future. The process works through the use of what is more or less a curation engine, which allows you to drag content into chapters, click a button, and automatically have BookBrewer turn it into an ePub file (or ePocket file for Amazon) which is then pushed into all of the major online bookstores they are affiliated with. A splendid possibility, no?
BookBrewer has had some significant success thus far with putting its service into play. As of recent they have managed to publish a full-color print book, with the help of their partnership with ConsolidatedGraphics, about the Broncos for the Denver Post. The book went on to make a total of nearly $10,000 in profits within a 6 week period.
In an interview with BlogWorld, Dan Pacheco, CEO and founder of BookBrewer, also makes mention of the selling opportunity they offer to bloggers. “If you have a larger audience and want to sell directly to the audience on your blog, for $200 you get the whole file and you can do with it as you wish,” he said. “So for a blogger who has maybe 20,000 unique readers, not a problem at all, they can make that up with maybe three sales, that’s a really great deal.”
A service such as BookBrewer which allows its users such a transparent degree of agency is attractive, especially when the possibility of subsequent profit for one's investment is involved - if you ask BookBrewer to distribute your work to retailers you are entitled to 86 percent of post-retail royalties and who knows what additional recognition can follow thereafter.
In the modern spirit of making things smooth, easy, and convenient, BookBrewer has formulated a pitch for its service that will capture any litterateur’s attention. This service is not the favorite cost of everyone (free), but it is still relatively affordable, considering the kind of opportunity it affords you. Pacheco references the book he published for his daughter on Amazon.com and makes what is actually a pretty significant comment when he utters, “Even a 7-year-old can get published with BookBrewer.”
Is A Debate Possible?
The idea of the valiant, self-publishing author is at the forefront of BookBrewer's service pitch, and this is something worth pondering for just a minute. Ostensibly this is an inspiring route to publication for aspiring magicians of the written word - especially when taking into consideration the breadth of complicated situations you can find yourself in with the attempt to get a contract with a publishing agency. Point blank, the e-book market is hands down eclipsing the way in which books among other media entertainment is sold. What’s more, the content you produce will always be your property, a point BookBrewer makes quite clear.
Yet It is not uncommon, interestingly enough, especially in English literature undergrad courses, to hear mixed reviews as to how detrimental the internet age is to the literary community - some are in favor and others ardently opposed - the reasons are so varied. BookBrewer's logic seems fair and conducive to the success of the passionate writer, especially in the way of helping us cope and keep up to speed with technological advances. But there always seems to be room for fascinating opposition, what are your thoughts? From the philosophic to the economic, this should be interesting to hear.
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