Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ebooks are forever

So I've become fascinated by the ebooksareforever people.  It apparently started with JA Konrath was approached by the Harris County library about buying an ebook.  He started learning about the whole ebooks in libraries issue, and now has a business which I think is fascinating because it comes at solving the problem from the Author side as opposed to the librarians or vendors.  If this issue is ever going to get worked out (and obviously I want it to) it will have to be with pieces taken from each interest area.  ebooksarefoever is one way to look at it.

Here's the blurb they sent me for this blog:

August Wainwright
Co-Founder and CEO

Quick Blurb:

eBooksAreForever was built in pursuit of the elusive acquisition platform. Currently, every purchase between a library and a publisher or author has to be handled individually, each involving spreadsheets, a plethora of copying and pasting, manual labor, and unnecessary errors that both sides are open to. 

At eBooksAreForever, we are simplifying this process. We negotiate with and distribute on behalf of publishers and independent authors so you don't have to. And purchasing is as simple as any other consumer ecommerce site online. Want our entire collection? It's just one click. Want everything in one genre, or from a single author? Again, we offer one-click purchasing. Once you've selected and purchased the titles you want, we'll deliver all your files in one download. 

Our collection is still in its infancy, but we've already added titles from great authors like Hugh Howey, Barry Eisler, HM Ward, JA Konrath, Barbara Freethy, Melissa Foster and many more. Growing our catalog is very important, but never at the expense of quality. That means we're heavily focused on curating all new additions with the help of librarians and readers. If you'd like to add a specific author to your collection, just let us know. We'll do the legwork of acquiring those titles so you don't have to. Curating our collection with the help of librarians allows us to stand behind each and every title we offer, and guarantees you'll always get a standard level of quality to go with the easy purchasing. 

For more information, or to learn more about our current features and future goals, visit us athttp://ebooksareforever.com. Or you can reach out directly to August Wainwright ataugust@ebooksareforever.com