Remember that hoax erotica book we wrote about last week, The Diamond Club? The ”crowd-sourced erotic stunt novel” from Brian Brushwood and Justin Young (hosts of the NSFW podcast), debuted on iTunes’ top grossing book list last week at No. 4 and is currently holding its place at No. 5. How did the authors do it?
Brushwood and Young used Vook’s latest eBook publishing platform to put out the title. The platform, which launched in March, got a new set of features last week including the ability to build a Web page for an eBook, and the ability to sell the eBook directly from that page (keeping 85 percent of the net royalties).
The update also includes a preview capability that will let readers preview an eBook using an HTML5 browser.