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Borders Joins the E-Pub Rat Race by Joy Farrington

On Thursday, November 4th, Borders officially threw their hat in the E-Book Publishing game.  Powered by BookBrewer, Borders Get Published ( http://borders.bookbrewer.com) is yet another example of online book retailers adapting to the times and expanding their services to help bring in more revenue. Most recently Barnes and Noble launched Pubit!  (http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com) and Amazon’s Create Space (http://createspace.com) has been around along enough to no longer be considered the newbie on the block.  

Each format is centered around an easy 1-2-3 step process and emphasizes how easy it is to turn any file into an e-book. Authors are first required to create an account and are then asked to download their file, attached a copy of their e-book cover, include a book description, and add an ISBN number (ISBNs are not a requirement) Authors can set their own price for their e-book and once the process is completed, the normal turnaround time for an e-book to become available online is between 24-48 hours.

Below is the notification sent by Borders Get Published. 

“We’re excited to tell you that Borders Get Published is now live! Click here to register for an account that lets you create a FREE sample eBook with your own content:


As an early adopter, you can also look forward to exclusive discounts which we will send directly to members of this newsletter.

What is Borders Get Published?
Borders Get Published lets you quickly turn word documents, PDFs, or even content from your blog into an eBook. You don’t need to be tech-savvy with our easy drag and drop tools. Just write or copy and paste, click a button and congratulations — you’re published!

If you’re an aspiring author, you can get your eBook published on Borders.com and other major eBook retailers for as low as $89.99. Let us submit you book to retailers for you so you can spend more time on your content. Participating retailers include Borders.com, KoboBooks.com and Amazon.com, with more to come.

Don’t want to give up royalties? For a flat $199.99 fee, we’ll send you a full ePub file that you can submit to retailers yourself, sell from your own website or send directly to family and friends.”

About the Blogger:

Joy Farrington

Joy Farrington is CEO of Lit Diva, Inc. (http://litdiva.com) a non-profit organization that supports, promotes, and empowers African-American book clubs and authors. In 2010, Joy Farrington published A Literary Diva’s Guide to Hosting a Fab Book Club Meeting which is being hailed as the blueprint for book clubs.  She is the host of Between the Sheets, a weekly teleconference which features top name African-American authors and give readers the opportunity to ask them a variety of questions.  Her most noted interview to date was with acclaimed author, poet and activist, Nikki Giovanni.

Currently, Joy Farrington is working on several local workshops and teleseminars to help guide book clubs in hosting meetings, literary events, inviting authors to their meeting and how to turn your book club into a business. She lives in Miami, Fl.

Best Buy to Sell Nook

Publisher Weekly Staff — Publisher Weekly, 4/12/10 9:46:54 AM

In another indication of the mainstreaming of e-books and e-readers, Barnes & Noble has reached agreement with Best Buy for the consumer electronics retailing giant to carry B&N’s nook as well to distribute BN eReader software. Best Buy is expected to sell the e-reader through all 1,070 of its stores beginning April 18 as well as offering it through its Web site. Within the stores, the nook will be sold in a display similar to ones used at B&N bookstores. Through the BN eReader software, consumers will be able to buy all the digital content stores in the B&N’s e-bookstore.

Best Buy already sells the iPad and through its Web site sells various Sony Readers.  “We look forward to showcasing nook within our growing e-book reader collection,” said Chris Homeister, senior vice president and general manager of the Home Entertainment Group at Best Buy.