What is Palace Marketplace?
Founded by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and serving public libraries in the US only, Palace Marketplace is the only not-for-profit library ebook marketplace. Through its content management and delivery platform, Palace Marketplace’s mission is to make it easier for libraries to quickly build their collections of high-quality indie ebooks. They must be doing something right, because over 400 libraries and library systems across the US have already signed on.
And it’s no wonder, because public library interest in independently published content has grown significantly in recent years. This growth has been fueled by patron demand as indie authors scale international bestseller lists and capture an ever-greater share of the book market.
What this means for YOU
- With more than 400 libraries who’ve already signed on, you get greater access to more readers.
- Earn 60% of your ebook’s list price! You read that right. This is a significant increase over other library checkout systems.
- The Palace App for iOS and Android gives readers a better chance of finding titles they desire because the app combines a library’s typically disparate collections from different library aggregators into a single app. No more opening multiple library apps to search for a single desired title to check out.
What this means for libraries
- D2D supplies over 400,000 indie titles to Palace Marketplace, each individually discoverable and purchasable by librarians.
- In addition to single-title discoverability, Palace Marketplace is investing heavily to develop thematic buy-lists to help libraries quickly build larger indie collections. The buy-lists are curated by DPLA’s “Curation Corps” of librarians who select recommended titles.
HOW DOES DRAFT2DIGITAL WORK FOR ME?
No, seriously… that’s what D2D does for authors—we make it easy to convert your manuscript into an ebook or print book, with just a few clicks, and then distirbute it via our massive collection of retailers and libraries worldwide. Discover readers in places you didn’t even know were places!
Here’s the basics (but there is so much more):
- Upload your Word or RTF file and we’ll convert it to an ebook (for free)
- Already have an epub file? No problem! Upload it and we’ll distirbute it wherever you want.
- No fees, no costs—we take about a 15% cut from the royalties you make when you sell a book. That means we don’t make money unless you make money!
- Use all our free stuff! Fancy layout templates, automated endmatter (copyright page, table of contents, Also By pages, author bios, and more), convert your ebook to a print book, even convert your ebook cover to a full, wraparound print cover—all for free!
- Promote your book! We have a whole bunch of free promotion tools, including Author Pages, Book Tabs (like a sales page for your book), Readling Lists, and our Universal Book Links. And a lot more.
If you haven’t arleady, sign up for your brand new Draft2Digital account and get started making your author dreams into author realities.
Draft2Digital is author support, without the overhead.
And if you ever have questions or need a little help, we’re right here at firstname.lastname@example.org.