Open Road distribution

YOUR EBOOKS DESERVE A WIDER AUDIENCE

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Simple. Fast. Efficient. Global.

Open Road Distribution is a division of Open Road Integrated Media, Inc., a digital publisher and multimedia content company.

  • Our mission: We are committed to bringing back the backlist, making reverted titles and works that have never been converted to digital format widely available as ebooks.

A comprehensive solution

  • State-of-the-art conversion: Our process includes scanning, OCR, proofreading,file creation, QA, and individually designed covers.
  • No out-of-pocket costs for the author/publisher: Open Road incurs the cash outlay for production costs and offsets it against initial sales.
  • Speed to market: We offer others and publishers a clear, easy-to-follow workflow with ebooks available, on average, within ninety days.
  • Global market penetration: Open Road offers tremendous breadth of distribution throughout the world, with over fifty distribution channels, in more than one hundred countries.
  • Win-win: 80 percent of net proceeds go to the author/publisher.

About

Open Road Distribution is a complete digitization and distribution service offering agented authors and small independent publishers an opportunity to leverage their unexploited digital rights quickly and efficiently. A highly experienced production team provides best-in-class digitization, from scanning and file creation to proofreading and full QA. Open Road provides worldwide distribution to both e-tailers and libraries. Open Road also offers the option of print on demand (POD), which is powered by Ingram’s Lightning Source, with worldwide printing capabilities.

Author & agent sevices

This program is for authors whose rights have reverted, whose titles have not previously been digitized, or who are looking to have their works available as ebooks (and as PODs, if requested):

  • Author must be agented or previously published.
  • There are no upfront costs for the author—Open Road incurs the cash outlay for conversion and offsets it against initial sales.
  • To create an ePub file, Open Road can scan a physical book or work with a Word file or PDF.
  • Open Road offers individually designed covers and authors may submit one image per book.
  • Management of all basic metadata.
  • Open Road proofreads descriptive copy supplied by the author and formats it for each retailer.
  • POD option is also available, with Open Road incurring the upfront cash outlay for production and offsetting the cost against initial sales.
  • Author receives quarterly payments.
  • For select titles with a proven track record, there is the potential to upgrade to Open Road Media, which offers full marketing initiatives.
  • If you are interested in Open Road’s distribution services, or would like to see a complete breakdown of conversion costs for both digital and POD formats, please email us at distribution@openroadmedia.com.

Publisher services

This program is for publishers with either minimal or no ebook presence in the marketplace, who are looking for one comprehensive service to jumpstart and handle all facets of the distribution process:

  • There are no upfront costs for the publisher—Open Road incurs the cash outlay for conversion and offsets it against initial sales.
  • To create an ePub file, Open Road can scan a physical book or work with a Word file or PDF.
  • Open Road offers individually designed covers and publishers may submit one image per book.
  • Open Road manages all basic metadata.
  • Open Road proofreads descriptive copy supplied by the publisher and formats it for each retailer.
  • POD option is also available, with Open Road incurring the upfront cash outlay for production and offsetting the cost against initial sales.
  • Publisher receives quarterly payments.
  • For select titles with a proven track record, there is the potential to upgrade to Open Road Media, which offers full marketing initiatives.
  • If you are interested in Open Road’s distribution services, or would like to see a complete breakdown of conversion costs for both digital and POD formats, please email us at distribution@openroadmedia.com.