Now, you can upload Word, txt, rtf, html and other files directly to PubIt!, which will convert the files and make them available as an e-book. The e-book will be available within 72 hours of its upload.
The company will take as their royalty rate 35% of books priced between $2.99 and $9.99, and 60% of books priced below $2.98 and over $10.
The new service will compete with Amazon’s pioneering Digital Text Platform (DTP), which many writers have turned to for distributing their works to the Kindle and other devices that run the Kindle Reader software. Sony, too, has a DYI option for its Reader Store, and Apple is now allowing self-publishers to distribute their e-books in its iBookstore thanks to a deal with Smashwords, a start-up that specializes in DIY e-book creation and distribution.
Will PubIt! make e-books even more popular with readers – and writers? We shall see!
If you use PubIt!, send me an email and tell me about your experience. Good luck!