Today’s technologies are reshaping the publishing landscape with eBook sales expecting to rise to $36 billion in 2015. New companies have emerged on the scene offering various eBook services, but the business model still mimics the system set-up for print books by utilizing a middleman in the distribution channel. In an earlier blog, we asked the question, “Why shouldn’t the publisher just use a service to sell its downloaded books, and keep that distribution margin?” Or, publishers and authors can offer direct-to-reader distribution by selling titles from their own websites.
One viable option is to list titles on a book portal such as bookhitch.com, which was conceived primarily as a sales funnel to direct the profits into the pockets of publishers and authors. The comparison chart below gives a visual explanation of how monies are divided in the traditional distribution model verses the bookhitch model.
It is easy to add titles to the bookhitch search engine.
- Click Get Started
- Create an account by registering as an author or publisher
- Login to Add Your Books to Create Free or Premium Listings.