STREETLIB ZIMBABWE

StreetLib Zimbabwe is a publishing portal for authors and publishers in Zimbabwe to digitally distribute their books around the world, with no up-front fees.

Books can be published in English, French and most other languages, and will be distributed to ebook retailers and digital libraries worldwide, including to the world’s biggest ebook retailers like Amazon, Google Play, Kobo and Apple. 

WHAT IS STREETLIB?

StreetLib is a global gateway distributor of digital books, based in Italy, and serving authors and publishers worldwide.

Established in 2006, StreetLib has the widest international reach of any digital distributor. Authors and publishers can make their books digitally available to readers in almost every country in the world, and get paid for every sale. There are no upfront fees - StreetLib simply deducts a 10% commission from net and pays you the rest. 

WHAT IS A DIGITAL BOOK?

At its simplest, a digital book, or ebook, is a digital file of a book or manuscript that can be bought, downloaded and read on a smartphone, an e-reader or a laptop or desktop computer by anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection. No printing costs, no storage costs, no shipping costs.

Are there enough people around the world connected to the internet to make this worthwhile?

In Zimbabwe there are almost 7 million people online – more than Ireland or New Zealand, but your books uploaded to the StreetLib Zimbabwe portal will be available to buy as ebooks in Zimbabwe and across Africa via the StreetLib international store, as well as globally.

There are already over 450 million Africans online. In fact Africa has more internet users than Latin America. It has more internet users than the European Union. And it has almost 150 million more internet users than the USA. Yet Africa as a continent is only at 35% internet penetration. So much room to grow!

Globally there are over 4 billion people online, and the global book market is valued at over $143 billion (ZWD 51.7 trillion).  

StreetLib Zimbabwe offers free formatting tools, if needed, to turn your book or manuscript into a digital file.

Authors and publishers can upload a single book at a time, or use our batch upload option for large quantities of titles.

The StreetLib Zimbabwe website is in English, Italian, Spanish, Hindi, Telegu and Tamil. 

But the books themselves can be uploaded in any language, including indigenous Zimbabwe languages like Ndebele, Shona, Tswana, etc, and sold in the StreetLib international store, as well as being distributed to any retailers that supports that language.

StreetLib currently hosts over a quarter million ebooks. Add yours for free. Earn money from every sale. 

StreetLib. Your global gateway distributor for the 2020s.

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