Is it just us, or has this year flown by?
As 2019 quickly comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for being part of our community.
The PublishDrive team - as well as our authors and publishers - come from different countries around the world, but we’re all united by our love for self-publishing. Thanks for letting us be part of your journey for another year!
We hope you achieved your publishing goals in 2019, and are planning on treating yourself to some rest and relaxation over the upcoming holidays. :)
Join us for a quick look back at PublishDrive’s highlights for 2019:
Tiered Subscription-Based Ebook Aggregation
Earlier this year, we announced tiered subscription-based ebook aggregation - a first for the industry. In place of the traditional royalty share model, subscription-based ebook aggregation allows authors to keep 100% of their royalties for a flat monthly fee.
With tiered subscription plans, authors of every level can maximize their royalties and save time by distributing ebooks to 400+ stores in one dashboard. See how authors have already increased their take-home earnings!
Royalty Splitting Solutions for Co-Authors
Collaboration is common in the self-publishing industry, as it’s a great way to boost your publishing speed and combine marketing efforts. But the industry has always lacked a convenient way to split earnings.
PublishDrive was thrilled to introduce two solutions in 2019: Team Royalties and Abacus. Co-authors and indie publishers like LMBPN have been saving hours of time with these new services.
Built-In Amazon Advertising Tool
In 2019, PublishDrive became the first self-publishing aggregator to integrate Amazon Advertising. The addition of PublishDrive’s built-in Amazon Advertising tool has allowed authors to save time by managing their Sponsored Products ads and global ebook distribution in one dashboard. The tool is also enhanced with Savant, PublishDrive’s artificial intelligence, to improve campaign performance.
Traveling to Conferences
Traveling around the world to meet authors like you is always one of the best parts of the year. At conferences like 20Books Las Vegas and Frankfurt Book Fair, we had the pleasure of chatting with PublishDrive authors who are elevating the industry as a whole. We hope to see more of you next year!
New Sales Channels: Hoopla and Dreame!
In case you missed it, we recently announced two new sales channels to our growing distribution network: Hoopla and Dreame! Hoopla serves over 2,000 library system partners, so it’s a great option for expanding your library distribution to reach new readers.
We were particularly excited to introduce Dreame, which is a new reading app where readers pay to unlock “episodes” of your content. If you distribute through PublishDrive, be sure to enable both of these stores in your settings! If you haven’t signed up yet, you can get started here for free.
This year has been pretty fantastic, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of authors and publishers like you. On behalf of everyone at PublishDrive, we hope you have a lovely holiday and a prosperous new year! ????
A Quick Reminder Regarding Holiday Hours
Between December 20th and January 3rd, our team will be out of the office to enjoy a quick holiday break.
Only our basic support services will be operating during this time, but we’ll be open on December 30 to handle any last-minute requests you might have.
We’ll do our best to send out the financial report for November by December 23 (it’ll depend on our partner stores, but we’ll send it no later than January 6).
Read our help center article for more information regarding holiday hours.