What Libreture offers indie e-bookshops

Helping each other, to help readers.

Libreture is an independent platform where readers store their DRM-free e-books, digital comics & magazines, and share their reading activity with others. I founded it to provide an alternative to the likes of Amazon, and that's why Libreture is also here to support independent e-bookshops.

If you run an independent e-bookshop, and sell your e-books, digital comics or magazines in DRM-free formats, then here are some ways can help you and your readers.

DRM-free Bookshop List

Is your bookshop included in Libreture's DRM-free Bookshop list?

The list currently contains over 250 bookshops and receives around 300 hits a month. It helps readers find to bookshops that sell DRM-free e-books, comics and magazines. Each entry provides a brief summary of the retailer, along with information on genres and available book formats.

The list also populates the 'Purchased from' selection of shops on Libreture. Readers can specify where they bought each of the books the store in their library by choosing a shop from the list. If a reader's collection is visible to the public, the bookshops they bought books from are too, along with a direct link to the shop's website.

A great way for readers to discover your shop!
Get in touch to add your shop to the list.

Add to Libreture

Since your bookshop is in competition with Amazon, let's give each other a leg up.

The large retailers have their own e-book storage infrastructure. Some provide sorting tools and other features to help customers manage their collection. Small bookshops, on the other hand, don't stock enough range to make this a viable solution. Readers must be prepared to visit many different shops to find a larger variety of books. This means they won't have one single place where they can return to for their entire e-book collection. They need somewhere to store all their e-books in one place.

This is where Libreture comes in! An independent e-book platform, paid for by its users, that supports indie e-bookshops.

The Button

Use the Add to Libreture button on your bookshop's library or download page. Readers can upload the e-books they've just bought direct to their Libreture libraries.

Your bookshop is automatically tagged as the source shop, meaning anyone viewing that book's page on Libreture can visit the link to your site. It's easier for users - reducing the issues with handling e-book files.

Example

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (ePub)

 

Send to Libreture - Coming Soon!

To make it even easier to manage their e-books, we're working on the ability for readers to e-mail books direct to Libreture library.

Simply attaching a book file to an e-mail and sending it to a special Libreture address will automatically add it to their collection. This also works for e-bookshops that already have a 'Send to device' service.

One click and the e-book they've just bought can pop straight into their Libreture library - with the correct bookshop automatically selected as the source!

 

We're working on more features to help readers support indie e-bookshops, and for bookshops to make life easier for their customers. Watch this space or get in touch!

Contact me

Feel free to get in touch about Libreture. Contact me at Kevin@libreture.com or Twitter (@libreture) or Mastodon (@libreture@mastodon.social).

E-book storage for indie readers

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