My book ‘Shoulder Fairy’ is online now. I noticed it was available this morning on Amazon. I rushed to publishdrive.com to see how many I sold. One. Yes, a sale! (And yes, I was the customer).
This time around I used publishdrive.com to self-publish. I am using a free trial account there. I can have a trial account as long as I want. That means Publishdrive does not take a cut of the book sales revenue. It distributes to several ebook stores, and the stores take a cut of course, but not publishdrive.com. It is great. And it was easy to submit the book with them.
publishdrive.com is an aggregator. That means they don’t have an ebook store. They put your ebooks up for sale on many other stores for you. This is my first experience with an aggregator. With my previous books, I submitted the book directly to Amazon.com, directly to Apple iBooks, and to Barnes & Noble. With Shoulder Fairy, I only submitted to aggregator and it will be in about ten ebook stores. Convenient.
The problem is that with my free trial account, I can only submit one book. I will have to pay $19.99/month to upgrade my account to publish more books with them. In my case, that is a problem. I don’t sell twenty dollars worth of ebooks each month. I am not a big-time bestseller. So I will have to go to a different aggregator for my next book.
For the paperback version, I am trying the IngramSpark.com aggregator for the first time. I will report on the results with them later after I see how it goes.
Happy New Year everyone.