UniBook has launched a revised website that allows authors to write and self publish their own books for free without any listing or start-up costs. Authors retain ownership of their copyrights and earn money on the sale of each book sold on the website.
In contrast to other self-publishing systems that often charge their customers hundreds or even thousands of dollars to publish books, UniBook takes a different approach. “When we surveyed our customers we found that many of them felt that charging for uploads or forcing authors to pay for services or products they didn’t want was a predatory practice,” said Matthew Coers, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing North America. “Or goal is to offer a solution that maximizes flexibility and minimizes costs for the author.”
While UniBook’s pricing has always been among the lowest in the industry, the recent changes eliminated a prior requirement that authors purchase at least five copies of their own books. The new system allows an author to upload a book at no cost, or purchase a single proof copy prior to making the book publicly available.