The illustrated EPUB conversion service offers expert advice, conversion and validation and also submission to the iBookstore and Kindle, which in turn enables publishers to get onto multiple devices and aggregator stores. The launch comes at a time of huge growth in the eBook market, with Amazon this year reporting that eBook sales had overtaken sales of paperbacks and Forrester Research reporting that 2010 saw a 400 percent rise in global eBook sales.
The new illustrated EPUB conversion service provides a cost effective, low risk entry strategy for book publishers looking to get into the eBook marketplace and enables them to increase margins with reductions in print, sales and distribution costs, as well as generate additional revenue from favourable revenue shares and back catalogue sales.
Richard Stephenson, CEO of YUDU Media, noted Publishers are more than aware of the importance of being on the Kindle and iBookstore but were struggling to find the right solution for illustrated books. We wanted to make the process as cost effective and as easy as possible for publishers, without sacrificing quality.
YUDU are serious about helping book publishers reach this high growth market and stay at the forefront of the digital age, by offering quality output, professional service and expert advice said Stephenson.
The EPUB conversion service is the latest addition to the YUDU Illustrated Books portfolio of products, alongside a branded iPad & iPhone App solution for book publishers who want to sell collections of books on The App Store/ iTunes.