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Collection Update - August

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Collection Update - August

For this month’s Collection Update, we’ve added a few additional titles, plus we have some news about what the next few weeks on eBooksAreForever will look like for authors and libraries.

First, we’ve added another handful of titles from popular Romance authors H.M. Ward and Barbara Freethy. Many of you have asked for a drastic increase in indie romance authors, and we’re working to facilitate these additions as soon as possible. If you have any authors you’d like to specifically see added, simply drop a comment below or contact us and we’ll work to get them added as soon as possible.

Likewise, we’ve responded to numerous emails from authors wondering why their accounts have yet to be approved. I’d like to take a few minutes to update you on where we’re at and what we’re planning for the coming weeks and months.

As of late July, we have temporarily close the beta to additional authors. This has everything to do with what we have coming.

For the next few weeks, we are turning our attention to what can only be described as eBooksAreForever 2.0. Up until this point, we’ve had a lot of hands-on interaction with authors and librarians, especially during the ebook upload process. We’ve been using Dropbox to house files and then manually upload/update those files when needed. This has worked fine as we’ve learned what librarians want, and how to deliver the best acquisition service possible. But this was process was always going to be improved upon.

That’s what we are focusing on right now. When finished, you’ll be able to login, add and update all of your titles, view and download royalty reports, and see what libraries have purchased your books. We’ll be reaching out to a few of you to help us test the new platform when ready.

Once we have this new build in place, we’ll open up the Beta to all authors who would like to apply to add titles. When approved, you’ll be able to easily control every aspect of your account.

We’ll be adding more updates over the coming weeks, but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.