Wonderful site I found here - I have spent over 3 hours on your forums hunting around for information and tips. I love the service that this site provides.
I recently submitted my company to the competition this year and I look forward to seeing the results in January.
Novelnook is an online startup I created (after having experience in 2 other internet startups). We are an online eBook store that offers 100% free self-publishing for authors. We don't even have royalty fees - and are proud to say that we are the only company that currently offers this. Most eBook publishers either require startup fees or royalty fees. We don't have either. Most of our features are unlocked through a point system which allows authors to better advertise themselves. Points are earned through simple interaction on the website, inviting friends, etc. We are a complete charity to new and upcoming authors. In addition to this, we double as an eBook store that uses a simple Paypal payment system. We believe we are able to offer eBooks at a cheaper price due to the fact that authors won't be burdened by royalty fees, thus driving a lot of business our way as our inventory grows.
We are currently in the beta testing phase of our website if you wish to check it out @ http://www.novelnook.com. We welcome readers and authors alike! Come break it so we can fix it before our official launch!
I would love any feedback you guys have or recommendations. Thank you - glad to be a part of this community.
- Colton Joseph