See a sample excerpt here.
Publishing companies participate by sending us their files to be included in our database of excerpts. There's no charge to publishers for the Preview-a-Book excerpt service and it's easy to participate.
First, fill out this blanket permission form.
By submitting the blanket form, publishers agree to worldwide distribution of the excerpts we create from their EPUB files.
Once the form has been submitted, we can accept your files in three ways:
Twice a month, we convert files to uniform HTML/XML text browsing excerpts. We always delete the whole book files after we create the excerpts.
Finished excerpts are then distributed to our retail, wholesale and library partners, including Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor TitleSource and Content Cafe2, NetGalley, Cokesbury, ArcaMax, EBSCO/host, and tens of thousands of libraries subscribing to OCLC FirstSearch/WorldCat.
Finally, our partners post the excerpts to their websites, if they carry the books.
For publishers who cannot give blanket permission for all of their books, but wish to submit a few titles, please use this single title permission form.
Let Preview-a-Book help you convert your excerpt content into a digital format that has gone through layout and quality control measures to ensure the reader is getting the experience the writer and publisher had intended.
With more than three decades of experience in content management, Firebrand and Preview-a-Book have the knowledge and expertise to deliver high quality content in multiple formats.
We provide services to orders large and small. Your organization can engage Preview-a-Book for a subscription of some or all of our titles for your book marketing purposes on your website.
Our team ensures the fastest possible turnaround of your project with a customized conversion workflow, usually in about two weeks, while maintaining a quality control to ensure accuracy for the best reader experience.
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We provide excerpts to retailers in custom packages or a subscription service of our entire database for their use in online display and discovery.
Book Marketing Services
Marketing outlets, like NetGalley, use excerpts to drive discoverability and engagement through reading samples.
Author services companies
Author services companies use us to create excerpts for authors or their own marketing packages.
Specialty retailers can order a small subset of our database for a particular use or application for their market segment.
Library system suppliers
Library system supplies provide our database of excerpts to tens of thousands of libraries worldwide.
If you are interested in licensing our database (or a subset of our excerpts),
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