In the last few months, many companies started to launch online based ebook creation tools. This is great news for indie writers because they don’t need to download any confusing applications and learn the intricacies of them. Booktango, powered by Author Solutions Inc, has developed a great new toolset that allows you to create a book and submit it to various online bookstores.
Booktango is a product of the company helping nearly 150,000 indie authors publish their books in the past. They have caught up to 2012 and developed some interactive tools to write your book. It gives you many tools and options, such as cover art and an easy to use table of contents.
One of the ways this company distinguishes itself from the competition is that it offers a cover art service. Writers can tell the graphic designers who work for Booktango the artistic vision for the cover, and the designers will create the art. This service is free for beta users and the company plans to offer a tiered system in the near future.
Currently, Booktango offers authors 100% royalty rates for online publishing if you submit it to their own bookstore and 90% if your books are sold on Kobo, Sony, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Google, Amazon, and others. They often boast they submit to more online bookstores than any other company.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.