Export your book as a pdf, upload it through our well designed interface and submit the necessary metadata. Done. If you want us to, we will scan your printed books and convert them to printable pdf:s and eBooks as well.
You set the price, we take a cut and the end consumer carries the cost of production and distribution. Publishing free of investment, as simple as it should be.
Your books are now available at all of the big outlets – the book stores in your neighborhood as well as the online ones such as Kobo, Overdrive, iBooks and the like. Furthermore, we have developed a widget shop that can be embedded anywhere – on your web site, your Facebook page, in a tweet or in your own app.
Create books of any dimension (up to A4, min. 16 to max 750pp). Color pages wherever you want them. Our interface makes it easy to publish and manage all your works, regardless of format. It’s the quickest and most convenient way of creating new books, or republishing older ones.
Publit handles it all, whether it’s your eBook catalogue, or your Print-on-Demand works. With our Parallel Publishing system, you can convert, publish, and track the sales of both your eBooks and Print-on-Demand titles side-by-side.
You’ll see where and when your book was sold, and by whom. Compare the sales over time, in different formats, and from different price points. Leverage your data for your business’ growth—imagine building your own customer database and entering the world of direct-to-consumer publishing. The choices are endless.
It doesn’t cost you anything to publish your eBooks with us. POD books cost a small, one-time fee. Our business model is straight-forward: we take a small percentage of every sale you make. We only make money when you make money.
All of the big publishing houses in Scandinavia use Publit. Bonnier has made their backlist available as POD, Norstedts has made their backlist available as both eBooks and POD, Harlequin sell their front list as eBooks through the widget shop. We have made it easy to import big catalogues of titles directly into the service.
Removing the cost of a print run makes Publit perfect to small and mid-sized publishers. Just upload your books and automatically make them available to everyone, everywhere. No hassle with keeping stock or taking care of distribution. As of today, more than 200 small and midsize publishers use Publit. Despite different needs, Publit fits perfectly.
Are you an author? Do you want to get your debut novel back in print, release your latest one as an eBook, or maybe publish the next one on your own? Publit is everything you need. We aim to be the publishers best friend, regardless of size.
Bonnier, the largest publishing house in Scandinavia, uses Publit to keep many of their beloved back catalogue titles available. Bonnier even switched over its back catalog publishing services to Publit because ours is the best in the business!
As one of the oldest Nordic publishing houses, Norstedts has built up a reputable and revered catalogue. With help from Publit, Norstedts has made 150 titles, previously no longer in print, available again. Not only a commercial success, it was also hailed as an act of cultural revival.
Harlequin Scandinavia uses Publit’s Direct Shop to sell eBooks directly on their website. Harlequin Scandinavia alone stands for more than 10% of all eBook sales in Sweden – and it’s all powered by Publit.
Publit, in collaboration with the Writers Guild, has set up a backlist publishing house called DejaVu. When the copyrights return to an author, DejaVu assists them in keeping their books available as POD. DejaVu is by far the most successful backlist publisher in Scandinavia, keeping alive numerous titles from many of the region’s most prominent authors.
A complete view on publishing: Publit is more than a print on demand outlet, we offer a one stop shop for producing, publishing, managing, selling and distributing books. We aim to be the publishers best friend helping anyone who wants to publish books to overcome the obstacles. This view includes Parallel publishing – Publish both as printed book and ebooks and get all the statistics on both incarnations using the same system.
Production quality: Publit aims to ensure outstanding quality on both printed books and ebook conversion
Unlimited distribution: Publit aims to help you sell books wherever it is possible. We constantly add new channels and distributors to our list of collaborators. And we also developed an embeddable Direct Shop which enables you to sell books yourself on any website, blog or facebook-page.
Investment free publishing: We print close to 6000 books a month, in Sweden alone. And every one of them is printed one at a time as a result of a book sale. Meaning that no money has been invested up front. Instead our publishers gets paid every time a book is sold, turning the cash flow of the publishing world on it’s head.
No templates: There are no fixed dimensions. Create new books just the way you want them, or publish your back list without time consuming reformatting. Books may be printed in any dimension, up to portrait A4. From 16 pages up to 750. Color pages may be inserted where you want them.
Production quality: Forget all you know about the quality of print on demand books. Publit’s books are printed digitally on highest quality papers and are perfect bound. We guarantee that your customers will not notice any difference from any offset printed soft cover book.
Quality: We have one of the highest conversion quality in the business, with over 65 bullet points to ensure the quality of the ebook file. We regularly detect errors that the publishers themselves did not notice in the original manuscript.
Future proof: The ebooks can be corrected or updated whenever, including metadata that is embedded in the epubfile. The actual files can also be updated automatically to meet new industry standards.
Complete tool for digitizing: No other service covers the complete process neccesary for digitizing printed books. The use of a printed original as the starting point for publishing is already integrated in the Publit system. We will scan the book, OCR-process it and convert it to epub. You will have a state of the art ebook, but also a digital original to use for print on demand or archiving purposes.
• Fixed prize POD > 0.7 EUR
• Colour pages – 0.2 EUR/page
• eBook > Free
(all prices are approx. based on prices in SEK)
Selling (widget shop):
• POD – 10% of the profit
• eBook – 20% of the profit
• Scanning – 100 EUR
• ePub conversion: 1495 / 3495 EUR
Online: As of today, Publit aggregate to a number of online stores including Kobo, iBooks and Nokia Store. Publit is built on a strong API, which make is easy to constantly add more outlets. In Sweden, our home-turf, Publit’s books are found at all outlets.
Brick & Mortar: Publit aggregate to databases for brick & mortar stores. In Sweden, Publit uses Bokrondellen, with a nationwide reach. And as with online stores, we will continually add more databases.
Direct to consumer: Publit’s Direct Shop is a fully fledged e-commerce solution, that works across all platforms and screen sizes. It lets you sell your books directly to the end consumer, while Publit takes care of production, payment and distribution. The Direct Shop is easy to embed anywhere on the web.
Digital publishing, and digital formats like ePub, are still in its infancy. Devices, readers and formats, as well as habits, content and user experiences, are undergoing rapid change. Since it is a novel product the challenge is not only to take the product to the consumer, but also to introduce the customer to a slightly different reading experience.
We are certain that it is paramount to ensure that ebooks hold the highest quality possible in order to avert the potential sceptisicm of the conventional book reader. At Publit we have developed our own standard to check the quality of the ebooks we convert keeping in mind that the product will be compared with printed books, which have been perfected for centuries.
We are also acknowlodging that the ebook technology is in constant development which presents the publishers to an updating and conversion challenge that is new to the publishing world. We are building our system to make sure your books are always updated and make the best possible use of the latest technological progress. By building our own program for ePub encryption, we have made it easy to update whole catalogues of ebook files in order to make your titles completely future proof.
Modern publishing spans from paper to screen, from long tail backlist to topical front list, from hyperlocal niches to global audiences. It is a marketplace as diverse and ungraspable as the product on it. Metadata is defined as information about the content you publish. Traditionally this is restricted to catalouging data such as ISBN, title and author etc.
This is no longer true. Today metadata can be found anywhere and be generated by anyone. Metadata is no longer used to rationally archive books, instead it is a meme that supersedes your book like a spreading rumor.At Publit we are convinced that the key to successfully put your book on the market you will have to set up strategies to harness and help propagate this metadata. It might be created by you, but might as well be created by a third person.
In a world with rapidly growing accessibility to ever more content, across manifestations and platforms, and the possibility to interact freely with metadata, searchability is no longer the main issue, discoverability is.Publits aim is to create tools that let publishers find, create and manage metadata and present it in novel way. In order to attract the audiences attention, metadata must be seen as, and presented as teasers rather than dry data.
Publit is constantly on the look out for new and interesting publishing services. Publit is built on a powerful API, which makes it easy to integrate with services and constantly expand on them. This API makes it possible for publishers to import titles more easily. But Publit’s API also means that we are open ended on the distribution and selling side as well. Anyone can attach to us in order to aggregate, sell and distribute our client’s books, or build new exiting services around our catalogue.
When it comes to digital print, Publit has integrated with Service Point, one of Europe’s largest printing companies, with a network of printers across Europe and the US. Our goal is to ensure that books are printed as close to the end consumer as possible, using the printer that is most suitable for that particular print job. The great number of books being printed through Publit ensures a highly competitive price point.
We also encourage closer, more innovative collaborations with anyone who have foresighted ideas on publishing. One good example is Readmill, the ebook-reader company, whose tight integration with Publit give you a sleek user experience and the possibility to re-sell the books within the Readmill community.
Publit is currently only available on the swedish market, but we are actively looking into international expansion.
Interested? Just drop us a line and we’ll get straight back to you.
Hope to hear from you soon!
// Publit, with love