Selling EBooks on DeeperShopping.com and hundreds of our partner retailers is quick and easy. This page is designed to answer some of the most common questions you may have about selling your EBooks.
Getting Started Is Easy!
- Sign up for your Free Account. You can use your account to upload your EBooks for sale - and also download any EBooks you have purchased from our website.
- Format your manuscript as a EPub file. EPub is the standard used by the Adobe Book Reader, the iPad, the Barnes & Noble Nook, newer Sony Readers and many other devices. We also recommend formatting a MOBI format file to support the Amazon Kindle. If you are a published author, your publisher may have already produced these files for you.
- Click Sell EBooks link and follow the simple steps to upload your book and cover image.
What are EBooks?
EBooks are simply books in digital form, readable on your computer or on other reading devices such as your iPhone (or other smart phone), iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook, the Amazon Kindle reader, the Sony Reader, the Kobo Reader, and many other devices. Once you purchase a book on our website, you can read it any way you like, and you can even print it out on your home computer if that's what you prefer.
What kind of File Formats do I use when uploading EBooks for sale?
We support two main formats:
This is our preferred format. It is used Adobe Digital Editions for Windows, Macintosh, iPad and Android.
- MOBI (Kindle)
The MOBI or MOBIPOCKET format is used by Amazon for their Kindle devices, and in their Kindle Software for Windows, Macintosh and Android.
You must have your book formatted at least EPUB, and preferably EPUB and MOBI formats. If your book is in another format it will need to be converted before it can be uploaded for sale.
What Do I Earn & How Do I Get Paid?
- You will earn 65% of the net sales price to the customer.
- Your earnings will accrue until they reach $20.00 USD. Once attained, your earnings will be deposited via ACH directly into your bank account. Once you have at least one ebook approved for sale, go to Update Account and add your bank information.
What Are The Benefits Of Listing My EBooks For Sale?
Hundreds and hundreds of indy retailers nationwide use our retail platform to power their online website. And these retailers are NOT going to send their customers to another online store to purchase EBooks. Uploading your EBooks for sale on our platform allows you to get exposure with Indy Retailers nationwide. There are currently close to 1000 Indy CBA member retailers and a greater number of ABA member retailers. Now you can make sure your products are available for sale through Indy Retailers nationwide.
I'm trying to re-register, but the system tells me my email address is already taken?
This means you already successfully completed your registration. All you need to do now is sign in with your email address and password. If you forgot your password, click the forgot password link to have your password emailed to you.
Do you support digital rights management (DRM)?
Our Digital Rights Management consists of the following features:
A fingerprint is a hidden file with purchase transaction details that allow us to track a file to a customer.
A Watermark is extra information added onto the last page of the book that outlines who purchased the book.
Both these features are fully supported and automatically applied to all ePub format digital files as they are downloaded from our servers.
We do not support the following features:
Encryption requires the use of a DRM platform such as Adobe Content Server. DRM is typically used to lock an EBook to a device or an account so that it can not be copied. DRM solutions are expensive to implement, easily hacked and highly restrictive.
How long does it take my book to show up after I upload it?
Books are checked by our quality control team and approved within one business day of being uploaded. We human check each upload to ensure that our shoppers are purchasing quality titles that are well formatted.
What do we offer retailers?
Our parent company, DeeperCalling Media, powers the web stores of hundreds of Indy Retailers nationwide. We enable our retail partners to sell effortlessly from our catalog of physical and digital products. From Books & Bibles to EBooks & Church Supplies our partner retailers are selling across our catalog on a daily basis.
We offer free online stores to Indy Booksellers (those with a physical bookstore). If you are a retailer looking for an online webstore prestocked with hundreds of thousands of products, then contact us for more information.
More information on why we dont like DRM
DRM is an extremely easy technology to bypass. Google 'how to remove DRM encryption on Ebook' and you will see a large number of options. Given the technology is so flimsy, we see no point in investing our time or energy into something that can be easily circumvented.
Considering the sorry state of DRM, our opinion is that it presents no barrier to copying - and the types of people who are going to copy a file are the ones that possess the technical skills to strip DRM from EBook files.
DRM prevents ebooks being read in iBooks on the iPad. You will end up with two ereader programs on your ipad, one for apple purchased books and one for non apple purchased books - you will not be able to merge your two libraries as they have different digital rights encoding (Adobe Content Server Vs Apple Fairplay). All in all - it creates a complete mess and makes life difficult for people that buy a lot of ebooks - the very customers you want to keep and retain.
At the end of the day if you sell a physical book, you do not bundle it with DRM to stop copying. We believe that our EBooks should also not be encumbered with DRM.