ePubDirect, a distributor partner of the Loving Healing Press (LHP), is adding 3 new sales channels – Lunel, Bolinda, and 24 Symbols. These sales channels will be available following from 24th April, 2014.
Bolinda is a specialist in library and school markets. The company's headquarters is in Australia with offices in the UK, the US, and New Zealand. Publishers using BorrowBox include Pan MacMillan, Harper Collins, Harlequin, Quercus, Allen & Unwin, and Usborne.
Scribd is a US-based eBook vendor featuring a consumer facing subscription offering a cloud-based online digital library through a subscription service. Launched in 2007, the company is headquartered in San Francisco. More than 900 publishers including Harper Collins, Independent Publishers Group, Kensington, Open Road, Sourcebooks, and Workman currently supply this channel.
24 Symbols is an online subscription service allowing consumers read digital books on the Internet. Similar business model to Spotify and Netflix but with a greater benefit to publishers
The biggest single challenge for small publishers today is getting the attention of eBook sellers beyond those which dominate the eReader device market (Kindle, Nook, and Kobo). In many cases, unless you produce at least 50 titles per year with a back-catalog of more than 500 titles, they won't even return your email. In the case of Scribd, LHP expected to upload and
laboriously catalog each one of 200 titles one-by-one, a process that is both expensive and error-prone. Now that LHP has a relationship with ePubDirect, it is free to sell its content through Scribd unimpeded and still collect 55% of the sale price.
In 2014, it is absolutely critical to join a collective distributor such as ePubDirect. With so many retailers moving to the so-called "Netflix" model, where users pay a small monthly fee for "all you can read", we are expecting the primacy of the device-oriented bookstores to fade. Pretty soon, you'll get your fresh eBooks from Scribd or Inkbok rather than the Kobo or Barnes & Noble sites.