BookBaby Makes Distribution to Kindle, iPad Easy for Independent Writers

Music distribution leader CD Baby enters the world of electronic publishing, offering independent authors the industry's only 100% royalty program

January 12, 2011, (Portland, OR) BookBaby throws open the doors to the electronic publishing and distribution world for independent authors, offering the highest pay-out rate for eBook distribution in the industry. Authors will receive 100% of their net sales revenue — paid weekly — generated through all BookBaby's retailer network, including all the majors retailers including Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Sony, and soon, Google.

To celebrate its debut in the eBook world, BookBaby is offering worldwide eBook distribution for an introductory price of $99, a $50 discount off the regular price of $149. More details can be found on BookBaby's website: www.bookbaby.com

Focusing on products and services for the independent author community, Book Baby is a new division of parent company CD Baby. Over the past decade, CD Baby has paid out over $120 million to indie musicians worldwide, and has helped level the playing field between DIY musicians and major labels by opening worldwide distribution channels to unsigned artists. Now, with their recently launched BookBaby division, they're doing it again for the publishing industry.

“In just six months since our soft launch, BookBaby has established itself as THE destination for authors looking for a simple, comprehensive solution to their digital distribution needs,” says BookBaby president Brian Felsen. “We make it easy: our sign-up includes a free EPUB conversion to ensure your eBook is distributed to all of the largest retailers.”

BookBaby's services are priced to be affordable to independent authors — both established and new — as well as small and medium-sized imprints that need an easy solution for eBook distribution to all major retail outlets. Since the company does not collect a royalty or commission on sales revenue from its authors, it's as if those authors went directly to the retailer to sell their eBooks, with the added convenience of consolidated sales reporting across all retailers, one simple title submission process for all retailers, and weekly payments to authors.

Book Baby will digitally distribute your work to the biggest eBook retailers in the world, making your eBook available to be read on all of current — and future — devices:

  • Apple iPad (through the iBookstore)
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Barnes & Noble Nook
  • Sony Reader

As part of its simplified eBook program for independent authors, BookBaby offers format conversion services, helping clients to convert .doc, .html or .txt files into ePub, which is rapidly on its way to becoming the new standard format for electronic publishing. BookBaby also specializes in conversion of more complex documents, including tables, graphs, multiple of images, and embedded multimedia files including video and audio clips.

About Disc Makers

In business since 1946, Disc Makers is the nation’s leading independent CD & DVD manufacturer, offering a wide variety of products and services, including state-of-the-art automated printers and duplication systems as well as complete CD & DVD duplication, CD & DVD replication, custom disc packaging, and vinyl record pressing for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses for the last 70 years. Disc Makers also offers a variety of additional services including download cards, posters, custom USB Flash drives, music distribution, in-house audio mastering and post production, DVD and CD-ROM multimedia authoring, award-winning graphic design, and their Blog, which offers free tools and professional advice from industry experts. Disc Makers’ main office and plant is located near Philadelphia in Pennsauken, NJ, and the company has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and Nashville.