Before it shut down, Diesel eBooks was one of the better independent ebook retailers. Unfortunately it couldn't compete effectively due to agency ebook pricing (or so it alleged in its lawsuit against Apple and five publishers), and it went out of business in March 2012.
And now it is back. Diesel eBooks has quietly relaunched as Diesel Digital, a white-label ebookstore provider.
If you're crazy enough to get into a market where the largest suppliers won't let you compete on price, then Diesel Digital is here to help. Drawing on its years of experience as an ebook retailer, Diesel will build you a fully-loaded,
branded, custom-built ebookstore.
Everything from the backend to the webpage can be built to order, and Diesel is prepared to craft every part, including catalog management, an optional rewards program, administrative tools, etc. You can even use their platform to sell physical good alongside the digital.
The one component Diesel might not be able to provide are reading apps, and for those you will need to go to another company like Bluefire. (There's no mention of the apps on the website, but it is still under construction.) I find it a little odd that Diesel Digital doesn't mention reading apps; its competitors (like PageFoundry) can provide the apps as well as the ebookstore.
Thanks, M, for the tip!
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