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Vook Launches New Features on Ebook Publishing Platform
Vook, a cloud-based ebook publishing platform, announced new features: a new Vook Store, personalized eBook Webpages, and the ability for authors to sell ebooks via a browser reader and keep 85% of their royalties. Vook also announced new pricing. To automatically distribute to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and get the final files, it’s a one-time only fee of $99. For that $99, Vook will give you your files, sell your title through its eTailer accounts, provide a sales tracking dashboard, and pay authors 100% of their net royalties from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.
Here’s an overview of the three new platform features offered to authors:
- The Vook Store: Vook.com now features a new storefront. When you publish your ebook into the Vook store, it will automatically appear as a new release—and in the category you choose for it. Vook will feature the best new titles published to Vook, merchandizing best sellers and offering special promotions through its storefront.
- Personalized Webpages: Creating an ebook in the Vook platform also now generates a personalized eBook Webpage. This webpage includes a description of the book, the cover image, other books by the same author, and a detailed author bio and headshot. It’s fully SEO optimized. You get your webpage free when you publish through Vook. You can update your page at any time.
- Browser Reader: Your webpage isn’t just for promotion—it also allows you to sell your ebook and keep 85% of your royalties via Vook’s HTML5 browser reader. An HTML5 browser reader is an elegant way for your audience to read your ebook on a desktop or mobile device.
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