Though I have never tried getting a book published but one can surely imagine the difficulties an Author would have to go through finding a publisher,especially new budding authors,who have the potential and imagination but aren’t blessed with hi-fi contacts to get their stories published.Well there is good news for such Authors.
Infibeam.com which is an online retailer of books and other products in India, is offering electronic publishing services to budding authors of fiction and nonfiction books, including textbooks. The service is being coupled with a print-on-demand service that will allow consumers to order books that are out of print.
Whats more,even non-indian authors can use this service.The service will digitize books in various formats including pdf, epub and mobi. Content delivery and use will be restricted to authorized buyers through digital rights management (DRM)
The company is offering authors up to about 60 percent of its revenue from the sale of their e-books! The digital books will initially be sold through Infibeam.com’s e-books store. The company also holds the rights to distribute the e-books through other web sites.
With such a service available so easily, I am sure, even many amateur writers will try their hand at Story Writing. I too would love to, but time is what I lack!