Every month we provide new stories, but did you know we compile these into a free eBook for eReaders? There’s EPUB, MOBI and PDF and more. We push these to all eReader storefronts. To do this, we use five main channels:
[ Smashwords | Lulu | IngramSpark | Amazon KDP | Google Play ]
This covers every eReader, and then some. Note that it can take weeks for our monthly issue to appear in those catalogs, so if you are too impatient waiting for your issue, you do have the option of using the direct links to your favorite format, which you can "sideload" on "your own. Once our monthly tasks in the four channels above are completed, then Nook is probably the first thing to show up. If they are not first in the eBook market, at least they can be first to market.
IngramSpark eBook Distribution
Black Denim Lit automatically becomes available through the IngramSpark global network of retail partners. IngramSpark is connected to the ordering systems of 39,000 global booksellers, libraries, and online retailers. Every monthly issue will also be linked to direct orders from web consumers, and reach every major mobile and e-reader (including iBookstore, Kobo, Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, etc.)
This is for the monthly issues as eBooks only. It's almost unheard of to distribute a free monthly magazine to this extent, and it does take some time, which is why we also add additional, faster-time-to-market methods, outlined below.
Smashwords Premium Catalog
Once our eBook is accepted into the Smashwords Premium Catalog, they automatically distribute it to major online retailers such as:
Page Foundry (Through Smashwords)
Kobo (Through Smashwords)
Note that Kobo Books powers the storefronts of multiple eBook retailers around the world. Simply by distributing to Kobo via Smashwords, our eBooks will also reach:
Logos from Smashwords
iBookstore and Nook (Through Lulu)
We don't see Lulu getting straight to iBookstore℠ or NOOK in a timely fashion, so we'll actually maintain a direct publishing activity at Smashwords above. Lulu does have a nice storefront at Lulu.com. If they improve their eBook distribution then we might use them exclusively.
Amazon Kindle (through Kindle Direct)
We don't see either Smashwords or Lulu getting straight to Kindle in a timely fashion, so we'll maintain a direct publishing activity at Amazon KDP.
Google Books (Through Google Play)
We don't see any other way to get to the Google Play Books storefront (good for Android), so we'll maintain a direct eBook publishing activity at Google Play.
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