Ever wonder which is better? Well, now you can.
Find the pros and cons to each distributor, told by Author David Gaughran on his blog. In his post he tells you in detail what each distributor has to offer you and what they don’t. This is a well informative post and I strongly recommend that you also check out his other posts related to this subject as well as other beneficial matter concerning the self-pub industry . Just click the link below to go to David’s blog.
Thanks so much David!
Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Since I started self-publishing in 2011, Smashwords has been the overwhelming favorite for savvy self-publishers who wanted or needed a distributor to reach non-Amazon e-bookstores. However, a new competitor called Draft2Digital launched a beta version of their service earlier this year and has been gaining popularity. In July, they hit 1,000 users, 10,000 titles, and 1,000,000 books sold.
I’ve been getting lots of questions about Draft2Digital, and experimenting with them myself, so I thought it was a good time for a side-by-side comparison as there are distinct pros and cons to each service. But before we get into that, let’s look at the question of whether you need to use a distributor at all.
The virtues of going direct
In my experience, it’s almost always advantageous to go direct where you can. Benefits include faster payments, up-to-date sales figures (crucial for measuring the effectiveness of any marketing), more direct control of…
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