Sunday, January 28, 2007

What do they want to be when they grow up?

Having received the following email from Lightning Source I would ask where they are going? Digital bibliographic Agent, Digital Distributor, Wholesaler OR Library Supplier, Digital Converter or all the above plus POD? We need a digital clearance house, but are they the best placed to fill this space?

Recently Lightning Source launched a new programme to make it easy and cost effective, to build your library of digital titles - Lightning List Builder. To date, over 150 Lightning Source publisher partners have taken advantage of this programme and have set up thousands of titles! Lightning List Builder is an easy and cost effective way to increase the visibility of your titles and generates more sales of your books.

When you participate in Lightning List Builder, your set up cost for each qualifying title is limited to a Digital Catalog Fee (£7.00 per year per ISBN) for Wholesale Distribution and a reduced proof cost (£8.00) on those titles that require a proof. Title set up, including metadata and materials for each title must be submitted to Lightning Source on or before 31 March 2007.

Lightning Source List Builder - put more books into distribution, build visibility and generate revenue through a world-class network of partners. Please let us know if you have questions or need details about how the Lightning List Builder programme can work with your publishing programme. We look forward to speaking with you!