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‘Everything You Need to Know About eBook Distribution’ is Free eBook Today

Everything You Need to Know About eBook Distribution is today’s Free eBook of the Day.

The guide book from digital publishing company Vook includes advice on how to navigate the various eBook platforms, as well as tips on how to manage your royalties.

Here is an excerpt:

Discounting can affect your royalties. All percentages quoted below are of the actual price at which your book is sold, not the recommended retail price. Sometimes distributors will choose to discount your book; if this occurs your royalty may be calculated according to the discounted rate. Please note also that this chart is applicable only to authors and publishers dealing directly with the distributors—approved aggregators, such as Vook, can secure higher royalty rates in some instances.

Vook has the free PDF.

For more free eBooks, check out our Free eBook of the Day archive.

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Open Air Publishing Adapts Successful App Into eBook

Sometimes the lines are blurred between what is an eBook and what is an app, as both can include good copy alongside interactive or multimedia elements.

Open Air Publishing is experimenting with the format and has decided to release an eBook edition of one of their popular apps. The creators of popular how-to apps for iOS devices have released their first eBook guide called Master Your DSLR Camera: A Better Way to Learn Digital Photography. Like the app, the eBook release includes video tutorials, slideshows and guided tours. It is available through the major eBook retailers.

The company worked with digital publishing company Vook to format the app into an eBook and make it easy to read across all devices. The eBook costs $11.99, while the iOS app version is currently on sale for $4.99 (it’s usually $9.99).

App Building Tools for Media Professionals

At the Media App Summit today, Vook VP of business development Matthew Cavnar urged attendees to “use platforms that are already out there,” reducing the cost of building a new app.

We’ve collected links to a number of services that will help you build an app with a pre-existing tools:

1. Free Demibooks App Building Tool for Writers

2. How To Make An iPhone & Android App Using Yapp

3. How To Make An iPhone App Using AppMakr

4. DIY iPad Publishing Tools from Genwi

Vook Comes To Kindle

Interactive digital publisher Vook is now available through the Kindle store. The publisher, who just celebrated its one-year anniversary released Anne Rice’s The Master of Rampling Gate through the Kindle app last week.

The publisher has many titles available through Apple’s App Store, but this is the publisher’s first title available through Kindle.

The Vook blog has more: “Each new distribution channel enables us to share more great stories with more people – and we are continually working to expand on to new platforms so that soon everyone will be able to share in this exciting (r)evolution of the written word.”

Via Teleread.

Vook Launches Bernhard Schlink Author App

Vook has launched a new digital serial rights program, a new digital marketing offering that gives authors and publishers a way to get in touch with new audiences through enhanced digital content.

The first release from this new program is called Bernhard Schlink on The Weekend, and it features a special vignette in which the New York Times best-selling author talks about writing, along with four chapters from his new novel The Weekend. It also includes a short story called “A Little Fling,” from his collection Flights of Love.

The Vook integrates four video interviews with Schlink and features documentary vignettes and archival images from The Weekend. The entire package is free in the app store, giving readers the chance to sample Schlink’s work.

Stephen Covey Releases New Vook

Vook has a new title for the iPad from the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

The enhanced eBook title is called Habit 2: Discovering Your Life Mission by Stephen Covey. The eBook is a self-help title focused on a step-by-step system aimed at solving both personal and professional problems. The Vook edition includes 10 video interviews with Covey. It is available in the App Store for the iPad and iPhone for $7.99.

Aside from self-help titles, Vook has also released fiction, thrillers and music related titles.