XinXii to launch HTML5 app in late 2011

XinXii to launch HTML5 app in late 2011 eBookstore The self publishing site XinXii announced yesterday that they plan to release their own HTML5 app. You'll be able to use the app to buy and read any one of 12 thousand ebooks. The app is due out in late summer 2011, and XinXii plan to have it available for Android, iPad, and iPhone.

I have to admit that I haven't really looked at Xinxii until this announcement, and I was prepared to dismiss them for having such a small selection (compared to SmashWords 50+ thousand titles) and the fact they're spending money on an app.

But then there are the details that set them apart from Smashwords. Xinxii let you upload and sell any type of file (including ePUB, Excel, mobi, mp3, PDF, PowerPoint and Word). SmashWords only accept a particular mangled form of MSWord which is then (poorly) converted into a wide variety of formats.

If I want to sell a novel, I'll go to Smashwords. But if I want to sell anything else, I'll turn to XinXii.

P.S. You can get the HTML5 app at app.xinxii.com when it is released.

About Nate Hoffelder (9946 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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