- News from the Floating Home Office
- BookLocker can now list your ebook(s) through Overdrive, which sells to 40,000 libraries and schools in 70 countries!
- Need copies of your print books?
- Frequently Requested Links
1. NEWS FROM THE FLOATING HOME OFFICE
Greetings fellow authors and friends!
Just a quick update today. Our fireworks were cancelled due to “technical difficulties with the vendor” (whatever that means!). However, we gorged ourselves on burgers and dogs, the boys set off bottle rockets over the water, and we even caught two fish! So, it was an awesome 4th of July! 🙂
2. BOOKLOCKER CAN NOW OFFER YOUR EBOOK TO MORE THAN 40,000 LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS IN 70 COUNTRIES THROUGH OVERDRIVE!
BookLocker will set up your existing ebook(s) in Overdrive’s system.
Cost: $25 per title
Overdrive is the leading digital reading platform for more than 40,000 libraries and schools in 70 countries. According to Library Journal, “OverDrive is the King Kong of the public library ebook market.”
Overdrive, which only works with large publishers, “securely manages, enhances, protects, fulfills, and promotes their publishing clients’ ebooks.” The process is similar to other distributor arrangements. Having your ebook on Overdrive allows libraries and schools to purchase copies with limited distribution to their customers based on how many copies of the ebook they purchase from Overdrive. If they purchase one copy, only one of their customers can “check out” your ebook at a time. The more popular your book is, the more incentive libraries and schools have to purchase additional copies of your ebook(s).
How do authors make money on this service?
Each time a library orders a copy of your ebook, you earn royalties on that sale, just like any other retail/wholesale/distributor transaction.
Overdrive does not list non-English titles, nor do they list erotica.
TO QUALIFY FOR THIS SERVICE
Your ebook must already be available through BookLocker in epub and mobi formats (not just pdf). If your ebook is only in pdf format, please CONTACT US for a quote for epub/mobi formatting, conversion, and distribution.
BookLocker’s epub and mobi ebooks are also available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Kobo.
NOTE: Beginning today (07/05/18), new books being published through BookLocker will be automatically listed with Overdrive as part of our regular epub/mobi distribution service, which is included in all publishing packages except D.I.Y. and color-interior. D.I.Y. and color-interior authors can purchase the epub/mobi formatting/conversion/distribution service as an add-on. Request a quote HERE.
3. NEED COPIES OF YOUR BOOKS?
As a BookLocker author, you always qualify for author discounts when purchasing copies of your own books.
The author order form is RIGHT HERE.
There is a link on that page to the author discounts charts. 🙂
4. FREQUENTLY REQUESTED LINKS
AUTHOR ORDER FORM (for copies at your author discount)
READY TO PUBLISH YOUR NEXT BOOK? AS A RETURNING AUTHOR, YOU QUALIFY FOR *BIG* DISCOUNTS FROM BOOKLOCKER!
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Have a super weekend ahead, everybody!
Hugs from the whole crew!
Angela, Richard, Brian, Ali, Rosana, Todd, Gwen, and the rest of the gang