Similar to how brick-and-mortar bookstores frequently only accept books from large distributors, such as Ingram and Baker & Taylor, many eBookstores and iBookstores will only list eBooks submitted to them by a reputable distributor like Five Star Publications, eStarPublish's parent company with 25 years of publishing and distribution experience.
Even if you have your own account with an online bookstore such as Amazon, it can be very difficult to navigate through all the hoops the website requires in order to get the eBook properly listed and uploaded so that it downloads correctly to the eReader (in the Amazon example, it would be Kindle). And if you have a problem along the way, it's much more difficult to get a "real" person on the phone to solve your problem than it is for a well-respected publisher like Five Star Publications, the parent company of eStarPublish. With eStarPublish, we take on the headaches so you don't have to!
When you distribute your eBook through eStarPublish.com, you don't have to worry about which eBookstores sent you royalties and which ones didn't or which ones sold how many books, etc. As your distributor, eStarPublish sends you a convenient, organized, detailed statement quarterly that breaks down the number of books sold by each eBookstore and how much each eBookstore sold the eBooks for.
Best of all, unlike other distributors, eStarPublish lists your eBook in all major eBookstore and iBookstore distribution channels for two years for one low, flat rate, and then only upon your request will continue to list it in those distribution channels for an incredibly reduced annual administrative fee. Other distributors will charge you a per-book distribution fee that can range anywhere from 20% to 60% of the retail price for as long as the eBook is available! Plus, when you use eStarPublish as your eDistributor, you get a FREE listing in our eBookstore - a $149 value!
The distribution contract for eStarPublish is noncompetitive, meaning that you can enlist as many other distributors for your book as you wish. Other distributors may limit you to only their company for distribution of the book(s) under contact.