Discover a Book, a self-publishing website, has released a new tool called Publisher’s Portal that lets self-published authors promote their books to book stores and libraries.

The tool, lets authors make excerpts from their books available to digital booksellers, book distributors and libraries, for a $35 fee. Authors can also use the tool to share excerpts  on websites, blogs, Facebook or Twitter.

 Betty Greenfield, president of Publishers Portal and DAB explained in a statement: “Discoverability is key to book sales. Book buyers like to sample books by reading a little bit while searching online. If they like what they read, they buy the book. The availability of excerpts has been found to increase the sales of a book by 7%.” Read more