One of Europe’s leading ebook distribution sites, XinXii, has quietly been making indie authors’ works available in markets that very few e-retailers are reaching, quickly growing to be one of the major forces in self-publishing across a variety of languages and borders. In an effort to continue to make the platform available to authors throughout the EU, the platform unveiled some new features that have previously only been available to authors in the US and other markets served by Amazon.
Chief among those new features is the introduction of free ISBN numbers for self-published authors, a huge step in making publishing truly available to everyone. XinXii has also launched daily Amazon sales reports for its authors, along with a community for its authors to communicate and support each other in the publishing process.
One of the biggest improvements will be the release of a helpful publication for authors trying to go it alone, “XinXii Style Guide: Optimal Formatting of eBooks!” Much like the much-touted Smashwords Style Guide, this manual will help authors with step-by-step information on how to correctly format their manuscripts for optimal viewing on various devices.
Despite its position as one of the smaller ebook aggregators, XinXii already hosts a catalog of over 25,000 ebook titles from more than 15,000 authors, with new content being added to the collection daily. Much like the US-based Smashwords, authors can sell their books directly from the XinXii website, as well as distribute them to the major ebook retailers, regardless of location. This “All In One” approach, as the platform calls it, helps authors navigate the various sales channels and keep all of their sales and data in one handy account.