White label the most innovative content store

We believe our white label digital content stores offer the most innovative solution on the market for publishers and other content creators wanting to launch their own branded stores. The combination of unique features and affordability simply can’t be beat.  It’s the only store where customers can buy content by the chapter or article, or curate their own custom ebooks. And store owners can take advantage of the advanced features in the Slicebooks CMS to create multimedia ebooks and launch unlimited StoreApps, which are embeddable custom store widgets that can be put on any site to target niche audiences.

It’s an unbeatable package. Here are some examples of white label stores we’ve launched this year:

Rowman

 

 

Rowman & Littlefield Journals store

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers wanted to revitalize and digitize their journals program and chose Slicebooks. This store features journals by the issue or article, and a digital subscription module that lets institutions and libraries sign up for annual digital subscriptions.

Minha

 

 

 

Pastadoprofessor.com

Minha Biblioteca, a consortium of the leading higher ed publishers in Brazil, wanted a store that would let professors create custom course packs and allow students purchase content by the textbook or chapter.  Our white label store has both features already built-in!  We localized it in Brazilian Portuguese and it is now in a soft-launch phase.

Paginas

 

 

 

RelatosRevueltos.com

Páginas de Espuma, based in Spain, is one of the leading publishers of short stories in Spain and Latin America. Here’s the money quote from the publisher:

“We always wanted to allow our readers to create their own short story anthologies mixing their preferred short stories from different books and authors, but it was impossible to do it in print. Nowadays in the digital age, and thanks to Slicebooks remix technology, we can offer this innovative service to our readers,” said Juan Casamayor, Publishers of Páginas de Espuma.

 

Embed Micro Store widgets on your blog

Micro Store widgets can be used in a variety of ways to push direct sales and to grow vertical markets. For example, some authors have blogs with large and loyal reader bases with common category interests. Micro Stores can be embedded on your author sites and customized to offer just that content that is of interest to the author’s audience.

Instant Travel Store

Here’s an example of the App embedded in the main body of this blog that has content filtered for a Travel audience. It sizes dynamically to adjust to column width. Users can now browse and putchase content, and create their own custom ebooks, directly within this blog site. Checkout happens within the app as well, so the user never leaves the site.

TRY IT!

Browse and scroll and play with this embedded Micro Store

Or you can open this link to view the app on your mobile device.

Press Release: Slicebooks partners with Páginas de Espuma in Spain to launch innovative short story ebook store

Here’s the Press Release

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Customers will be able to get whole collections, individual short stories, and mix and match to curate their own short story collections.

Slicebooks, an innovative provider of publishing tools and white label stores, has partnered with Páginas de Espuma of Spain to launch “RelatosRevueltos.com” (loosely translated it means “scrambled stories”), a new ebook store dedicated to short story collections. As is standard with all Slicebooks white label stores, all content is made available whole or chunked. In this case, customers will be able to purchase whole short story collections or just individual stories. They can also use the built-in ebook curator tool to drag and drop stories and create their own curated custom ebook. The store is scheduled to launch in Q3 2016.

“We always wanted to allow our readers to create their own short story anthologies mixing their preferred short stories from different books and authors, but it was impossible to do it in print. Nowadays in the digital age, and thanks to Slicebooks remix technology, we can offer this innovative service to our readers,” said Juan Casamayor, Publishers of Páginas de Espuma.

The Slicebooks platform features innovative tools like the eBook Slicer, eBook Curator and StoreApp Widgets, all designed to help publishers repurpose content and sell direct to consumers. The Slicebooks white label program lets publishers brand their own iTunes-style store with all the unique Slicebooks features included. Slicebooks has localized RelatosRevueltos.com into Spanish.

“When we built the white label Slicebooks store platform, our vision was that it would be adaptable to a variety of use cases, and that’s proving to be true”, said Jill Tomich, co-founder of Slicebooks. “One of the first stores we launched, the Rowman & Littlefield Journal store, called “journals.rowman.com”, provides academic journals whole or by the article. PastadoProfessor.com, the upcoming Brazilian HigherEd store, will offer over 3000 academic books and 60,000 chapters so that professors can curate custom course packs and students can purchase content whole or by the chapter. RelatosRevueltos.com is a personal favorite. Being short story fans ourselves, we’ve always thought it would great to be able to browse and buy short stories individually,” said Tomich.

Another unique feature of the Slicebooks white label stores are the StoreApp widgets. These are embeddable widgets with full ecommerce functionality that can be created in minutes, branded and used to target niche audiences. For example, authors or anyone who blogs can embed a branded mobile StoreApp right on their blog site and fill it with content customized for their particular audience. This means that, for RelatosRevueltos.com, if there are blogs or other sites that review or discuss short stories, Relatos Revueltos can create a widget to embed on those sites so that visitors can easily purchase the short stories they are reading about, all without having to leave the blog site.

About Slicebooks

Slicebooks is a publishing platform that includes a patent-pending digital content management system, an iTunes style white label retail platform and mobile web apps, and will soon launch yaBeam, the world’s first location-based marketing engine for publishers. The Slicebooks development team is led by veterans from such leading technology publishing companies as O’Reilly Media, Pearson, and Manning. For more information, visit http://slicebooks.com

About Páginas de Espuma

Páginas de Espuma is an independent publishing house founded in 1999. It is one of the leading publishers of the short story genre in Spain and Latin America and is also well known for its humanities collection.  With an average of twenty new publications a year, Páginas de Espuma has published works by some of the most revered writers in the Spanish language, and has built a reputation among authors as one of the most respected publishers on both sides of the Atlantic.

About Slicebooks

Slicebooks is a publishing platform that includes a patent-pending content management system, an iTunes style white label retail platform and mobile web apps, and will soon launch yaBeam, the world’s first location-based marketing engine for publishers. The Slicebooks development team is led by veterans from such leading technology publishing companies as O’Reilly Media, Pearson, and Manning. For more information, visit http://slicebooks.com

New white label store in Spain is world’s first first “whole or sliced” short story store

logo3When we first built Slicebooks and talked about the value of repurposing content by chunking books into sellable chapters, publishers and other people would sometimes ask, why would we want to buy a slice fiction? Well, as a rule you likely wouldn’t want to buy just a chapter of a novel. Unless the publisher wisely chose to offer sample chapters, or the author  wanted to experiment with serializing the book over a period of time as Stephen King and other authors sometimes done. Then chunking makes sense.

But short story collections are another story. It always made sense to us to give readers the opportunity to pick and choose what stories they want from a given collection, and to curate their own collection if they wish. Seems a natural.

RelatosRevueltos screenThat’s why we’re so thrilled to partner with Páginas de Espuma in Spain to build “RelatosRevueltos”, the first short-story store to take advantage of the Slicebooks platform. Now fans of Spanish language short stories can browse and grab just the stories they want, or use our ebook curator to mix and match stories and create their own collection. Pretty cool.

Here’s the press release. Money quote:

“We always wanted to allow our readers to create their own short story anthologies mixing their preferred short stories from different books and authors, but it was impossible to do it in print. Nowadays in the digital age, and thanks to Slicebooks remix technology, we can offer this innovative service to our readers,” said Juan Casamayor, Publisher of Páginas de Espuma.

Press Release: New Brazil White Label Store

Pasta store_300We’re excited to be soon launching our first Portuguese white label store, called “Pastadoprofessor”, created in partnership with Minha Biblioteca, a a consortium of leading academic publishers in Brazil. This store is targeted at the Brazilian HigherEd market. Professors will be able to curate and make available custom course packs on the fly using the store’s built-in content remixer, and students will be able to get content whole, sliced and remixed. Pretty cool.

Here’s the press release that went out last week. Money quote:

“PastadoProfessor.com was created precisely to meet the demand of students in acquiring content by the chapter, as well as accessing custom course packs created by their professors, all while respecting copyright”

Using the Store App for corporate training

Here’s a sample store app filtered by the category, “Leadership”.


Corporate content managers are asking how they can use our Store App for their internal training programs. The new Store App gives a quick and easy way to make just the content they want available to their target audience right now.
Companies can setup a custom Store App with just the content they need for a particular training and embed the app right on their internal sites, or they can embed the app in an email blast to their staff. Staff members can then grab ebooks and slices right from the Store App. Training leaders can also mix and match just the content they need for their training classes using the Remix tool and then make the custom ebook available to attendees instantly on the App. Pretty cool.

And it’s responsively designed!  Click to open this Store App on a mobile device.

Private beta begins

Slicebooks Store with eBook RemixingWhen to launch your product in beta is an uncertain science.  Feature creep is perpetual, you are never really satisfied, and every day you wake up chewing on a running list of things that you know could be better if you just had a little more time.

But at some point you really do need to let go, open the doors and let your customers weigh in a little.

We’ve been working on the Slicebooks Store for a several months now, and particularly the eBook Remixer. Publishers have been clamoring to play with it, so today we finally started private beta. Hundreds of publishers are joining, and soon we’ll get some real feedback on our progress.

If you are a publisher and want to join the test, contact us.

Slicebooks Store beta, & Frankfurt

Store imageWe’ve been keeping our heads down and pounding hard on getting the Slicebooks Store ready for a publishers-only private beta, so much so that summer seemed to pass us right by. At our home lab here in Denver, seems like just yesterday it was just close to 100 degrees outside, too hot to even ride a bike. But today it snowed a little.

But we are on pace to get the beta going before the end of October.  Lines of publishers are signed up to participate and put our new Consumer Remix Widget through its paces (contact us if you want to join). We’ll then weed through the feedback and tweak-requests and bugs we haven’t identified yet, and then we’ll launch the store live in November. Whew!

In the meantime our meeting schedule at Frankfurt Fair is nearly overflowing. It seems everyone wants to know about slicing and remixing these days. But if you really need a demo drop us a line and we’ll do our best to figure something out.

Getting Slicebooks ready for BEA 2012

After a successful private beta (thanks to all the publishers who participated) we have been busy tweaking the Slicebooks user interface based on all the good feedback we received. We plan to release a new and improved Slicebooks in public beta in time for the opening of our booth at BEA 2012 in NYC on June 4. We are particularly excited by our new Remixing UI, which makes it more intuitive for publishers to create custom content by easily mixing & matching all available PDF or ePub content. Those slices can be uploaded from various sources (ebooks, journals, articles) or sliced from eBooks using the Slicebooks slicing tool.

Contact us for an appointment at BEA 2012 from June 5-7 to see how Slicebooks can revolutionize your digital publishing program.