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From Reedsy Blog:
The gold standard for self-publishing aggregators, Draft2Digital distinguishes itself with excellent customer service and a user-friendly interface. They’re the best way to sell your book with dozens of retailers without tearing your hair out.
- Quick to set-up and publish a book
- Robust book conversion tool
- Great customer service
- Universal Book Link helps readers buy your book on their retailer of choice.
- Limited reach outside English-speaking countries
- Not suitable for Amazon publishing
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While not the first epublishing aggregator on the market, Draft2Digital (D2D) has become Indie Publishing’s preferred method for “wide” distribution since it launched in 2012.
How does Draft2Digital work?
Draft2Digital’s service offers a simple way to directly sell ebooks with (almost) every major retailer. Instead of creating separate accounts with Amazon, Kobo, Apple Books, etc., you can:
- Set up a single Draft2Digital account;
- Upload your manuscript files;
- Let D2D publish your ebook to over a dozen of the biggest retailers; and
- Manage your pricing and payments through your D2D dashboard
This approach to ‘wide’ distribution can save authors hours of work every week by taking the task of monitoring and managing multiple accounts off their hands. This leaves you more time to run ads, write your next book, or do your laundry (whichever’s more important on any given day).
How much does D2D cost?
In place of any upfront fees, Draft2Digital takes 15% of net royalties in exchange for managing your retailers and handling your payments. This means, for example, if you sell an ebook on Amazon for $4.99
- Amazon’s Royalty is 30% ($1.497)
- Net royalty is $3.493
- Draft2Digital takes 15% ($0.524)
- Author’s royalty is ($2.969)
Draft2Digital’s pricing model is reassuringly reliant on authors actually selling books. Unlike a few of their competitors, they’re incentivized to help you maximize your sales.
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