Kinga talked to the 1,000 attendees on the opening day about how her startup can benefit indie authors and publishers. Authors can take advantage of PublishDrive’s distribution network to get their books into major online retailers such as Apple Books, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and others.
“For authors who want to go wide and not be dependent on Amazon, you can also tap into digital libraries, and we do print on demand and audio,” she says.
Authors can also use the platform’s collaboration tools to handle the back-end admin tasks of royalty shares and the like. The company’s blog has lots of useful self-publishing tips as well as industry news articles.
Earlier this year Carla King wrote a terrific roundup of the top ebook distribution companies for indies, comparing the cost and services provided by Draft2Digital, IngramSpark, PublishDrive, Smashwords and StreetLib. What PublishDrive chiefly brings to the party is a distribution service where you pay $100 per month while you get to keep 100% of your royalties and profits. As Carla says, consider this if you earn over $1,000 per month. Below that amount and you still may want to check out PublishDrive’s cool collaboration features if you’ve ever thought about co-authoring a book.
PublishDrive started in Budpest, Hungary (Kinga’s homeland) with a small development team and now has operations in the U.S. as well. Here’s wishing Kinga and her team every best wish for success!