Draft2Digital Adds Tolino to Distribution Partners

Draft2Digital LogoVia Draft2Digital’s press release:

You may not have heard of Tolino but trust us: Once we tell you a little about them, you’ll be putting on party hats and throwing streamers along with us.

Tolino is a cooperative of five German tech and media companies who teamed up to create a response to Amazon’s Kindle in their home country. They offer their own proprietary ebook readers that tie into a shared infrastructure.

But don’t worry if you don’t sprechen sie deutsch. The German ebook market is the third-largest English language ebook market in the world. And recent reports suggest that Tolino has as much as 42% of it. In addition, Tolino has recently made moves into other European countries as well. Through partnerships with Belgian, Italian, and Dutch booksellers, Tolino now has a significant footprint in central Europe.

When you combine this set of new digital stores with our global territorial pricing, Draft2Digital is making it as easy for you to break into the European market as we’ve made it for you to manage your North American sales.

We’ll provide monthly sales reports from Tolino and pay the same royalties you’ve come to expect from our other digital stores. If you’re interested in adding your published books to Tolino, you can opt-in next time you visit Draft2Digital. With any new books, just opt into Tolino like any other store.

As always, feel free to contact Customer Support if you have any questions. Thank you for using Draft2Digital and, until next time, auf wiedersehen!

This comes on the heels of D2D recently adding territorial pricing to its publishing tools:

Draft2Digital Pricing

To date these are D2D’s other distribution partners:

  1. iBooks
  2. Barnes & Noble
  3. Kobo
  4. Page Foundry
  5. Scribd
  6. CreateSpace

This is still less than Smashwords and Bookbaby, but D2D has other things to recommend it, such as monthly payments (unlike Smashwords, which pays quarterly), and it’s free (unlike BookBaby).

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