is an evolution
in digital publishing.
WHAT IS A BOOKSITE?
A BOOKSITE is an enhanced digital book; it is portable, web-hosted, and beautifully designed. Bright Wing Books developed this kind of digital publication because we wanted our authors and publishers to have the full-control over their book. Normally, an ebook is uploaded to a third-party distributor so that readers can purchase the book and download it for reading onto their reading devices. The distributors charge a fee, of course, and the ebook itself is subjected to a very limited code-base which prevemts us from fully designing the book so that it looks beautiful. So, we developed a booksite so that an author and publisher can self-host their ebook on their website and so that the ebook can be found, purchased and read by any one with any device with a browser. This means authors and publishers receive all the profit and the reader has the best experience possible without needing a special e-reader. In one package, an author has a website, an ebook, and an their very own reader interface. Best of all, the author keeps all the profits, even while also distributing the book to the third-party, app-specific, device-dependent, royalty-capturing stores. We think it is a win/win for authors and publishers alike.
HOW DO PEOPLE READ MY BOOKSITE?
We develop a book cover which is like a one-page website. This book cover tells the reader all about the book and gives them options to purchase the book. Once a reader buys the book, they immediately have access to the ebook in their browser and begin reading right away. They can even read the book offline, if they don’t have internet access. Once inside the booksite, a reader can bookmark their place, download the ebook, change their reader settings, and even make notes.
ADVANTAGES FOR AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS