Startup Could Replace The Role Of Traditional Book Publishers
Online platform Publification helps authors edit, publish, distribute, and market their ebooks.
Startup Publification, which has offices in the UK and Estonia, aims to make it simple for authors to self-publish their ebooks. The online platform has a built-in editor that makes it easy for would-be authors to draft and publish their books. The system also lets authors upload their own cover art and set their own price for the book. Authors can then sell directly from the Publification site or via Amazon and iBooks.
Publification speaks to their simplified publishing strategy:
We believe that the hardest part of becoming a successful author should be writing good quality books. Everything that comes after manuscript – editing, design, proofreading, pricing, distribution, marketing and sales – should be simplified to the extent that anyone, even with minimum technical skills, could easily manage the process.
Publification also enables authors to see who is reading their book and find out what readers think about it. The site’s commenting and social sharing features let authors connect their Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts so they can interact with their readers and build a community.
Can this simplified process disrupt the publishing business?