Borders launches e-book publishing platform with BookBrewer; starts at $89.99

Borders launches e-book publishing platform with BookBrewer; starts at $89.99

Summary: It's getting even easier for aspiring and independent authors to get their work to the masses these days. Borders has now launched an e-book publishing platform of its own.

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It's getting even easier for aspiring and independent authors to get their work to the masses these days. Borders has now launched an e-book publishing platform of its own.

Powered by BookBrewer, a multi-platform digital publishing solution, writers should be able to format and publish their titles within a few days. There aren't any limitations when it comes to content or length, and participants of this program can set their own prices (as long as they are within reasonable bounds as determined by the retailers, of course.)

Authors have two options when it comes to pricing:

  • Basic Publishing Package ($89.99): BookBrewer assigns the book an ISBN and makes it available to all major eBook stores at a price set by the writer. Royalties are based on sales and vary among each online retailer.
  • Advanced Publishing Package ($199.99): Authors receive a full version of their ePub file. This means they own the product entirely, and the author can distribute it to e-book stores and friends as he or she sees fit.

With additional and easier options to get your work published these days, we could see a lot of crowding in the e-book market. It could go both ways, meaning that there will be a lot of stuff that major publishers would have passed on for good reason. But there also might be some gems out there that might have been ignored or lost otherwise.

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  • B&N

    Isn't Barnes & Noble's version of the same thing free, just that they won't send it to everyone for you? And who is all major eBook stores? Borders' books appearing on Amazon?
    dunraven
  • RE: Borders launches e-book publishing platform with BookBrewer; starts at $89.99

    So you need the more expensive version to restrict who gets to sell your book as well as the ability to give your book away? Odd.
    richard233