Gramedia has launched its digital publishing service that enables authors to earn from the company’s e-book marketplace.
Hunting for that hard-to-find book or out-of-publication book is now easier than ever. While we could always get an e-book, print-on-demand is now in fashion. In Indonesia, Gramedia Pustaka Utama, an arm of giant publishing company Kompas Gramedia, has officially introduced the presence of its digital publishing service Gramediana.
Launched last week during Kompas Gramedia Fair, it provides a marketplace for authors and publishers, and not only accommodates regular books, but e-books and independent publications, as well. On top of that, Gramediana also provides a portal for the reader community. This is all consolidated into a single platform.
Readers get to access and read e-books on their computers (Windows, Linux and OS X) or mobile devices (iOS and Android) through the Reader Installer app. Meanwhile, authors are entitled to 50% of sales after deducting distribution costs and electronic payment costs, which amounts to 50% of 70% net revenue (35% in short).
The publishing outfit has set e-book prices as no higher than 75% of its printed version. 10% of proceeds from hard copies will go to the author. The service also offers an affiliate scheme, whereby users registered as an affiliate will get a commission when someone joins or buys a book through his referral.
Self-publishing with on-demand printing will soon be available through the platform, much like its competitor nulisbuku.com. The self-publishing platform enables users to create a writing project, pick an editor to review, edit, evaluate and then publish.
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