Zola builds custom sites for authors. Joan Didion, for instance.

Plenty of authors with successful track records and a devoted audience have a website that is hopelessly out of date (or perhaps even non-existent).

We can fix that for you. We’ll make you a custom, modern website, built to work on mobile devices and SEO-optimized. Designed to showcase your work, your new site includes a buy button for your books so that readers can purchase the books they love directly from you.

Joan Didion’s agents at Janklow & Nesbit were happy:

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And of course it is a responsive site that looks good on any browser, any phone.

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Cool, right?

Contact us to find out more.

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Eric Reis delivered nearly 10,000 copies of The Leader’s Guide (his record-breaking Kickstarter book) using The Everywhere Store

Eric Reis wrote The Lean Startup in 2011. It has become a touchpoint for startups around the world – so popular, in fact, that fans wanted another book from Reis, one which would help leaders to apply Lean Startup principles at their companies. So Reis set up a Kickstarter campaign, and it was the most successful Kickstarter for a book ever, raising well over $500,000 from nearly 10,000 backers.

When all those backers needed their ebooks delivered, Reis turned to Zola to fulfill. And fulfill we did! Thousands of backers have downloaded The Leader’s Guide ebook, which can be read on any device.

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Zola can sell or fulfill titles that are protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management), or SDRM (Social DRM). Reis chose SDRM so that his fans could read The Leader’s Guide on any device.

SDRM also allows readers to share ebooks with their friends. Zola’s SDRM features a picture of the author, reminding readers of the fundamental relationship between author and reader, politely dissuading folks from inappropriately sharing their work.

 

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Zola’s SDRM uses proprietary encrypted watermarking technology so that if a copy of an SDRM title shows up on a bittorrent site or is otherwise inappropriately posted, we can identify the bad actor whose copy was shared.

We’d be happy to sell or fulfill your title, too. Contact [email protected]

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Convert social followers to customers by capturing email addresses — with The Everywhere Store

Plenty of writers have a big social following – but no way to convert their followers to customers. That’s because they don’t have the key thing needed to sell direct: email addresses.

The Everywhere Store solves that problem.

Take Myron Mixon, for instance – “the winningest man in barbecue.” He’s got a tv show, website, plenty of books and a healthy twitter following. But selling directly to his customers is still out of his reach – because he doesn’t have their email addresses.

Not any more. Mixon put up a short ebook – very short, just one T-Bone Steak recipe – and tweeted about it. Next thing you know, hundreds of his fans downloaded it. Over 99% of them opted in to get emails from him. So he did it again, this time featuring Smoked Spareribs.

Now he can sell direct. Problem solved!

Today he’s growing his list with his free content – and selling books with The Everywhere Store.  The winningest man in barbecue is building a smokin’ future for his business.

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You can sell signed copies through The Everywhere Store

We’re always working on improving The Everywhere Store. Last week we made the widget faster – about 30% faster. Nice going, developers!

We’ve also been asked recently by several clients to make it possible for them to sell signed print copies of their books and handle fulfillment themselves. So now, in addition to making it possible for anyone to sell any book in any format, we can handle the sale of autographed print books as well, enabling writers to sell autographed editions, or rare editions, or sometimes something even more special….

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…Like the book Chandler Burr has created.

blocks_image_4_1Chandler has been writing about perfume for years – as the first ever Scent Critic for the New York Times, author of The Emperor of Scent, and perhaps most importantly, as the curator of the groundbreaking show “The Art of Scent 1889-2012,” which debuted at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

Chandler personally designed and commissioned an extraordinary catalogue, which is more than a book: it includes vials of a dozen of the world’s greatest scents.  He is using The Everywhere Store to sell signed collector’s editions of the catalog directly.

Chandler’s book is particularly special, but as with every feature of The Everywhere Store, anyone can use it to sell any book anywhere, and we’re looking forward to seeing other authors sell signed copies of their print books and more in the near future!

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