http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/bo ... or-authors
Which brought me to their new service at:
In the past, they've struck me as a more commercial version of Smashwords, with a somewhat different distribution list, one that includes Amazon and a Gardners Books in the UK. I don't need the publishing assistance they provide, which makes their free, distribution-only service the only one I would use, although their 15% commission means I'd rather go direct to the big retailers. Here are their charges:
Here's what's apparently new:
Looking for the best place to send people when you announce the release of your new eBook? BookShop offers you a webpage where you control all the content, that’s easy to update, that features an elegant design and all your book’s vital info, and—most importantly—links to all the stores where people can buy your new eBook. Where do you send your readers when your book is published? Straight to your BookShop page, your eBook’s online home.
Sell right from your BookShop page with links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.
I don't need a site to simply host links to my books. I've now got a easy-to-use Prosite for that:
But linking from it to a host of retailers would be a pain. That's why I'm wondering if one link to a Bookbaby page that'd then do the linking makes more sense.
But alas, I've yet to figure out all the details. I can't even find a link to a sample book page to discover answers for myself. And details matter. Do I have to manufacture each link to each retailer, or do they handle that for me?
Does anyone have experience with Bookbaby that they'd be interested in sharing?
Almost forgot. They also have some handy free guides for authors here: