After trying to go the standard publication route and just spinning my wheels, I decided to go with Draft 2 Digital as my ebook publisher. So, I thought I would do a short review of them for anyone interested in going the same route and looking for a good e-publisher.
There is a lot that Draft 2 Digital has going for them.
They have a solid list of distributors that they can publish your work through:
- Apple Books
- Barnes & Noble
- Google Play Books
- Kobo (including Kobo Plus)
- Baker & Taylor
Their interface for uploading your book is very clean and easy to use. In fact, if you have your manuscript done and your cover, you could have your book uploaded and published in about ten minutes if you are an organized person. Their automatic formatting system for your book is really clean and as long as you are consistent with things like your chapter and break style, it catches most everything and if it doesn’t they will work with you to fix the problem areas. That was one of the big pluses for Draft 2 Digital when I was looking. Smashswords was also in the running but their system for uploading books and formatting them is just too clunky and complicated for my taste.
The other things that I like about Draft 2 Digital is how easy it is to track and update your books and sales. The menus are very clear and easy to find and the Universal Book Link is also very handy for helping to promote your books. If you are into it, they also let you add your own Affiliate links to the links to the different stores so you can both sale your book and if you are doing a lot of sales make a little extra off of the linking.
The last thing that I am going to mention is that they are planing to open op a Print on Demand (POD) option this year so that you can get your book in paperback version also. There are not a lot of details about this yet but if you would like to read about what there is or try to get into their beta group for it, look here. If you are already POD publishing through Amazon, that is also not supposed to be an issue if you want to continue doing that and run this POD option in parallel.
Overall, I haven’t found anything not to like about them. So, if you are looking to get published, and don’t want to go the traditional route, I would suggest giving them a look.
Happy publishing and let the words flow like a tempest in the desert.
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