Le Fondateur et PDG des Éditions Dédicaces, Guy Boulianne, a obtenu une entrevue dans le magazine en ligne Paper.li, aux États-Unis : « Édition indépendante pour un marché international ». Le magazine Paper.li publie des articles et réalise des entrevues avec les spécialistes du Web Marketing, des réseaux sociaux et du commerce électronique. Le magazine compte dans ses rangs plus de 7,600 abonnés sur Facebook et plus de 56,000 abonnés sur Twitter. Voici un extrait de l’entrevue (vous pouvez télécharger la version française ci-dessous) :
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING FOR A WORLDWIDE MARKET
Guy Boulianne founded his own internet-based book publisher, Éditions Dédicaces, which makes extensive use of the latest publishing technology and social media, including Paper.li. He’s also marketing his own eBook reader. He talked to us about how he runs a thriving publishing company in the age of the eBook.
Tell us about Éditions Dédicaces
We are a company incorporated in Canada and we have just a few shareholders. We do not ask authors to pay us to publish their book, but we do ask them to buy 15 copies that they can sell.
84% of our books are in French, 6% in English. We print on demand, which prevents financial losses from unsold books. Our books are mainly sold in online stores like Amazon, eBay and Abebooks, but we also get orders from European and Canadian stores. We pay royalties annually to authors.
What is different about Éditions Dédicaces?
We use the internet and social networks with the power to make us known worldwide. We’ve had manuscripts from many countries, including France, Algeria, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, the Republic of Congo, Argentina, the US and Canada.
We’re also the first publishing house to market its own eBook reader. But there’s more: the reader includes 75 original books published by us (worth over $750), 25 public domain books, 25 audio books, 15 music files (MP3) and 10 videos. It also includes a book of 120 recipes illustrated in color, a leather case, and The Legend of Wallapaco, text and audio formats!
There’s been quite a lot of interest in the eReader at book fairs, like in Montreal recently, and on TV: “Salut bonjour!” (Quebec, Canada) Rêves et cris (France) and Filmed in Utah (US). We are currently in discussions with the Government of the Republic of Congo to buy them for young students.