Friday, March 25, 2011

Check it Out: Bibliotastic Books

Hi everyone! Here's today's entry in the Check it Out series!

Anyone can tell you that finding someone to help put out your books can be a difficult step. Going through the bigger publishing houses involves an agent & a lot of patience, so it's no surprise that a lot of people are going the self publishing route.

That's where companies like Bibliotastic come in. Now I know a lot of you are thinking "Gee, I can self publish in lots of different places!" & you'd be right. There are a lot of options out there. What makes Bibiotastic so special is that they don't charge a penny for you to put your ebook out through them. They pride themselves as the "YouTube for ebooks" in that they neither charge for you to publish your books through them & they don't charge for people to download them.

This could be an invaluable way for new authors to get their books read as well as for readers (and almost all of us are readers at one point in time or another) to get their daily literary fix. Not only that, but the authors keep the rights to their books & the site also offers editor reviews on a limited basis. (See the site FAQs here.)

The company has been around since November but their official launch was just this February, so this is a great chance for you to either get your book out there as well as find a few new ones as well! The site offers a plethora of download options, so no matter what ebook reader you use you're likely to find it in your preferred file options.

On a side note, I've just got to mention this hilarious contest they recently ran where the prizes were kindling & what appears to be a granny smith apple. (You can read the details here.)

I also want to remind people of the contest for one of author Jim Bernheimer's ebooks! (For contest details, go here.)

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