Indie eBook Distributor BookBaby Launches New Promotion Tool, Partners With GoodReads, NoiseTrade

BookBabyBookBaby-logo[1] might not be the largest ebook distributor but they could well be one of the more sophisticated services on the market. This ebook distributor announced on Thursday that they were making it easier for authors to promote themselves on had signed deals with the online book community GoodReads and NoiseTrade, a free ebook promotion site.

Authors who sign up to have their ebooks distributed via BookBaby can take advantage of BookPromo, BookBaby’s free promotion service.  This service, which includes a free marketing guide, enables authors to connect with book reviewers with Readers’ Favorite and Story Cartel and receive discounts on book trailers and and PR services.

And now, thanks to the new deals with GoodReads and NoiseTrade, authors can have their ebooks included in the GoodReads database recommendation engine, giving them a better chance of being discovered by readers. They now also have easy access to NoiseTrade, where they can give away their ebooks in exchange for a reader’s email address.

“Goodreads is an essential site for all authors to use when promoting their books,” said Steven Spatz, BookBaby CMO. “Over 25 million readers use Goodreads, and all our BookBaby authors will automatically be listed on the site, where readers can link to bookstores to purchase, write reviews, and share with their friends on social media.”

BookBaby distributes ebooks to 10 retail sites which sell to customers in over 180 countries, including Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and they also offer a wide variety of services including short run POD, formatting, cover design, and more.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. 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.


  1. The Rodent21 February, 2014

    Yeah, I ran a “price quote” on the Bookbaby site. For example to duplicate a 342 page trade paper book I have done via now for under $12 plus $5 shipping for one copy. Bookbaby seems to want $89+ for that one copy. Must be some mistake.

  2. Jim Foley27 February, 2014

    Dear friends,

    BookBaby Print offers industry leading quality bulk book printing and binding services. Our minimum order quantity is 25 books. We only offer one copy to be ordered as a full hard copy proof before ordering larger print runs. Our customers, especially those who’s work is color critical, find great value in this option. Many folks appreciate hard copy proofing and this was our solution. Other companies offer hard copy proofs starting at $250. BookBaby allows you to order any type of hard copy proof for a flat $79. This includes full color case bound books with dust jackets!

    When you order from BookBaby your files are reviewed in our New Jersey production facility by one of our professional prepress managers who check to make sure the files are setup properly for printing. If we find issues we’ll contact you and help you resolve them. Once the files are pristine and ready for production our print team analyzes the files further to determine which press is best to print your title. Then we use our high quality paper stocks and binding materials to produce your books.

    We’re so confident in our printing experience, equipment, processes and professionals that we’re the only company in the business who stands behind our printing with 100% money back guarantee.

    On top of that when you call us with questions you can look forward to speaking live with one of our friendly printing experts who will help answer your questions or guide you through our processes.

    If you need cover design, text formatting, ISBN assignment, digital distribution or help promoting your book we got you covered there too!

    Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions.

    We look forward to working with you!


    Jim Foley
    BookBaby Print Brand Manager

    [email protected]


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