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[Streetlib] Trying another outlet

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:29 pm
by Phoenix
I recently published one of my books on Streetlib, mainly to get onto google Play and others that D2D does not reach. Does anyone have any experience with this outlet? Good or bad?
https://www.streetlib.com/

Also, in case it is news to anyone... Recent announcement made by Streetlib newsletter...Walmart has teamed up with Kobo to sell books soon to compete with Amazon.

Re: [Streetlib] Trying another outlet

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:10 pm
by Michelle
I've tried them. I really don't like their interface and pricing management. I've done price promos which involved way more work than it should to setup, having to correct prices in other currencies one at a time for every retailer instead of one currency edit for everyone. And I've had several promos where the prices didn't change on Amazon etc on time, so the promo was wasted. Their customer support is excellent, but I'd rather have a reliable and easy to use system.

I've moved all my titles to Publish Drive. So far so good. :)

Re: [Streetlib] Trying another outlet

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:06 am
by Phoenix
Thanks Michelle. I agree with the horrible interface. How did you get out of Streetlib? I haven't worked out how to unpublish a book with them yet. I messed up h their difficult interface, and doubled up, so I have to get rid of the superfluous one.

Re: [Streetlib] Trying another outlet

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:36 am
by inquistable
Do these other outlets offer 'print-on-demand' like createspace does? I dont offer my book in ebook format.

Re: [Streetlib] Trying another outlet

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:28 pm
by Phoenix
In a word...yes. However, you would be best advised to go through Ingram Spark if you wanted POD printer other than CS.

Re: [Streetlib] Trying another outlet

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:46 pm
by Seisa
Phoenix wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:28 pm
In a word...yes. However, you would be best advised to go through Ingram Spark if you wanted POD printer other than CS.
PublishDrive only does ebooks.

Draft2Digital only does ebooks, although they will create a PDF for you for free for a print edition, but you must take that PDF to a company that handles print because they don't.

StreetLib does offer print, but I think this is fairly new for them. I haven't priced them out to compare to the big players, and I have no idea what their reach is. They don't have much info on the Print page of their site.

I'm not sure who you're referring to. IngramSpark and CreateSpace/KDP Print are the biggest fish in the POD pond, with Lulu a distant third. There are others like BookBaby and Blurb, but they're quite a bit more expensive.

Re: [Streetlib] Trying another outlet

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:10 pm
by Michelle
Phoenix wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:06 am
Thanks Michelle. I agree with the horrible interface. How did you get out of Streetlib? I haven't worked out how to unpublish a book with them yet. I messed up h their difficult interface, and doubled up, so I have to get rid of the superfluous one.
Click on the title you want to remove from sale. Right at the top of the screen, beneath the green Valid box, is a checkbox called "Available". Deselect that. Done.

TIP: If you're happy with Streetlib in the short term, don't rush to move to PublishDrive yet. Kobo are partnering with Streetlib for a big promo linked to Kobo's new partnership with Walmart.